Comment: Military cost not reflected in market cost

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Military cost not reflected in market cost

If the military cost were factored into the market cost of a barrel of oil we would not be able to afford it and we would also have a number of viable alternatives... in a "pure' market.

Instead the military cost of securing a barrel of oil from the Middle East goes on the national debt ledger. This is the real oil industry subsidy, not the 2.8 billion Willard referred to in the "debate".

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo