DefDog: Those ‘Coining the Blood of War’ Should Sacrifice Too

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Those ‘Coining the Blood of War' Should Sacrifice Too

Dallas Darling, 30 September 2011

In 1919, immediately after World War One but still during the United States' military occupations of Russia and China, Hiram Johnson, the former reform governor of California who served in the Senate, spoke for many who feared American involvement in the Great War might continue to generate obscene profits for armaments makers. To ensure that corporate interests and their futuristic manufactured wars did not reap unfair gains from the war taxes imposed on citizens, Johnson proposed that the government make the defense industry contribute toward the expenses of war.

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