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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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"The money that's gone into waste, fraud and abuse under these contracts is just so outrageous, it's egregious," Congressman Henry Waxman (D-California) told the BBC, adding, "It may well turn out to be the largest war profiteering in history."
The patron saint of Niagara Falls, a city on the New York side of the river, was a 19th-century landowner named Peter Porter lauded for his purported proto-environmental views, but Strand discovers that he was more interested in war profiteering and land grabs than in philanthropy.
The president's Democrat opponents are keeping up the pressure over war profiteering in Iraq.
These included war crimes routinely committed; violations of the "rules of engagement" to protect noncombatants; use of prohibited weapons such as depleted uranium; wanton and needless property destruction; racist dehumanization of Arabs; systematic desensitization of troops to the horror of killing; flagrant waste and war profiteering; sexual assault and harassment within the military; impacts upon the victim societies; costs to our society; inadequate veterans' benefits, and growing war resistance within the active duty military.
War profiteering, government propaganda, military homophobia, Fox-style "news" and much more are precisely skewered.
During the dark days of World War II, Congress established a Committee on War Profiteering and put a little-known senator from Missouri, Harry S.
We desperately need congressional investigations into corruption and war profiteering. The principle of accountability must be restored.
There will be no impeachment, we're told, though maybe a bit more oversight of Halliburton-style war profiteering. No withdrawal from Iraq, only a "phased redeployment." And The New York Times assures us that the Dems "have largely dropped ...
It becomes clear that charges of war profiteering are not hyperbole.
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."
Huberman organises this book around Big Headings and set themes which explore the corporate graft of the 'W-ites': Abortion and Birth Control, Corporate-Owned Government, Economic Policy, Election 2004, Energy Policy, Environment, Foreign Aid, Foreign Policy, Free Speech, Dissent and Press Freedom, Health Care and Profiteering, Homeland Insecurity, Hurricane Katrina, Iraq, Media and Image Control, and Corporate War Profiteering. You get the gist.
Jordan, for years a destination for political refugees from Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria, has been accused of war profiteering and pro-western pragmatism.