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#11 - Communications and Law: Why Did We Outsource War Fighting to Corporations After 9/11?

Updated: Jul 30, 2020

Our Foundations Crossover P.2 — In theory, public discourses should influence law creation in a democracy. But has big advertising undermined the legal objectives of communicative action? After 9/11, why did the U.S. outsource approximately 50% of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan to companies like Blackwater? Surprisingly, the answers to these questions may intersect and provide fodder for worrying about strategic applications of advanced technology today. Juan Pablo and Jason are pleased to present part two of our collaboration with Our Foundations podcast. We recommend listening to part one first. The conversation just gets bigger and bigger, as does the administrative state’s reliance on contractors. Should we actually be worried about this? Hope you enjoy!

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