Ideas, opinions and reflections on life and environmental politics...
Saturday, June 26, 2004
Why aren't rich kids in Iraq?
Yes, a very good question indeed.... In earlier times in US history, conscription usually had an escape clause for rich people who could buy their way out of the draft. While there isn't a formal draft in the US (yet) there is an economic draft. For many, the army is their only prospect for a stable income.