America Has A Terminal Case Of Capitalism (In Two Charts)

Just follow the money

America has a case of capitalism so bad it's literally killing them. They're so violently ill that it's killing everyone. America has a terminal case of capitalism. Just look at their charts.

First healthcare:


Life Expectancy in US vs Other Countries and Cost of Healthcare per Capita. (Eric Topol, via Leo Beletsky)

America somehow spends more on healthcare to get less life. Who does this benefit? Capital.

Then look at warfare:


“The top 5 military contractors ate $2 trillion during the Afghanistan War” via Stephen Semler

Since 9/11, America has spent over $6.4 trillion and killed millions of people, and for what? This is more than they spent on World War II. Who does this benefit? Again, capital.

It goes on and on. Behind every outrage in the news is someone's stock portfolio going up.