This week we discuss the movie about some dude-bro international arms dealers, War Dogs starring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller. It’s a ridiculous idea made possible by ridiculous government policy.
The film follows two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami during the Iraq War who exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a $300 million deal to arm the Afghan Military—a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government.
Just Robert and I on this one as we kick off some rust from not recording a show for a few weeks.
Here is the Robert Higgs book that we recommend during the episode:
Hayek article: Why the Worst Get on Top
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