Americans are recognizing the link between the military-industrial complex and the Wall Street oligarchs
— a connection that goes back to the beginning of the modern U.S. empire.
Banks have always profited from war because the debt created by banks results in ongoing war profit for big finance;
and because wars have been used to open countries to U.S. corporate and banking interests.
Secretary of State, William Jennings Bryan wrote:
“the large banking interests were deeply interested in the world war because of the wide opportunities for large profits.”