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Producing, Consuming, Stealing

Steal-512For students in today’s class interested in how the concept of the PPF relates to a society’s (or an army’s) ability to consume more goods and services, this article on how ISIS is able to consume might be interesting. Hint: it’s not by producing.

ISIS’s reliance on extorting the people under its control isn’t sustainable. That’s not just because it is likely alienating those populations and exacerbating the risk of any uprising. It’s also because you can only tax and steal from Syrians and Iraqis for so long before there’s nothing more to take.


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