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There is a war going on, why are you not profiteering?

I do not even demand that you profiteer by selling defective guns like J.P. Morgan did.

J. P. Morgan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

During the American Civil War, Morgan was approached to finance the purchase of antiquated rifles being sold by the army for $3.50 each. Morgan's partner re-machined them and sold the rifles back to the army for $33 each. These guns were defective and were known to blow the thumbs off of those who used them. The sale became a scandal and the government refused to pay for their own defective weapons resold to them at an exorbitant markup. Morgan sued the government twice to collect on his contract.[2] Morgan himself, like many wealthy persons, avoided military service by paying $300 for a substitute.[3]

As long as you are ready to treat every scam not explicitly forbidden and effectively prosecuted as a great business opportunity, you should be able to get rich if you are smart. But well, there is the issue of empathy and morals.

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by A swedish kind of death on Thu Mar 18th, 2010 at 05:24:56 AM EST
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