[Marxism] Unemployment fuels military enlistments

Debordagoria phantasmagorias at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 4 08:00:47 MST 2005


"Many of today's recruits are financially strapped,
with nearly half coming from lower-middle-class to
poor households, according to new Pentagon 
data based on Zip codes and census estimates of mean
household income."

This suggests that more than half of military recruits
      
come from upper (or is it middle?) middle class to
wealthy households.  Is that possible?
Michael D
 
--- Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:

> washingtonpost.com
> Youths in Rural U.S. Are Drawn To Military
> Recruits' Job Worries Outweigh War Fears
> 
> By Ann Scott Tyson
> Washington Post Staff Writer
> Friday, November 4, 2005; A01
> 
> As sustained combat in Iraq makes it harder than
> ever to fill the ranks of 
> the all-volunteer force, newly released Pentagon
> demographic data show that 
> the military is leaning heavily for recruits on
> economically depressed, 
> rural areas where youths' need for jobs may outweigh
> the risks of going to war.



	
		
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