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profiteer

a person who makes excessive profits, esp by charging exorbitant prices for goods in short supply
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In Europe it is possible for countries to nationalize companies that are guilty of war profiteering.
The result will be continued funding, with an extension of reporting requirements and perhaps legislation regarding how long troops may be deployed, war profiteering, and permanent bases.
We desperately need congressional investigations into corruption and war profiteering.
There will be no impeachment, we're told, though maybe a bit more oversight of Halliburton-style war profiteering.
It becomes clear that charges of war profiteering are not hyperbole.
The other legislation is the Honest Leadership and Accountability in Contracting Act of 2006, which defines and demands stiff penalties for war profiteering.
Stuart Brandes, author of Warhogs, a history of war profiteering in the United States, suggests that all wars introduce new meaning to the term "war profiteer.
Jordan, for years a destination for political refugees from Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria, has been accused of war profiteering and pro-western pragmatism.
The film also deals with Hughes's costly attempts to build the world's largest aircraft, the Spruce Goose, and his legendary run-ins with Senator Owen Brewster (Alan Alda), who drags the tycoon before a Congressional hearing to answer charges of war profiteering.
The film also deals with Hughes's costly attempts to build the world's largest aircraft and his legendary run-ins with Senator Owen Brewster (Alan Alda), who drags Hughes before a congressional hearing to answer charges of war profiteering.
One veteran of the Ulster campaign said: "We always suspected that the worst form of war profiteering was going on.