I found this fascinating recorded conversation of Jack Ma (the founder of Alibaba) at the World Economic Forum on Youtube.
An interesting note is his idea of what else we could do with a fraction of the money US spent on the past wars. I’ve always believed that the spending on US industrial military complex is much too big and far more benefits can be obtained if some of that money is spent on infrastructure, education or even healthcare. Specifically, certain unwanted programs that Congress passed but Pentagon doesn’t want. Read it here, here, here, and here.
If even just one of these wasteful programs gets redistributed to infrastructure, education or healthcare, how much better would the US citizens be? They would be JUST as safe with a better environment to live in.