Scott interviews Eli Clifton of the Quincy Institute about some articles he wrote for Responsible Statecraft—the Quincy Institute’s publication. They begin with an article Clifton wrote about the fantastic year weapons companies had in 2022. Clifton has listened in on their calls to shareholders and reports that the way these companies present themselves to investors differs from how they present themselves to the public. They then talk about the absurd ways people are dismissing the reasonable concern about nuclear weapons as the U.S. embarks on a new era of Great Power Competition.
Discussed on the show:
- “Ukraine War is great for the portfolio, as defense stocks enjoy a banner year” (Responsible Statecraft)
- “Game On” (Harper’s Magazine)
- “Pro-bono Ukraine lobbyists quietly profit from defense contractor clients” (Responsible Statecraft)
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