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Business Daily - Capitalism as a tool of war

One of America's most senior officers on how the Army used capitalism to help persuade militants to lay down their weapons and take up business instead.

A year since US troops left Iraq Lieutenant General Jeffrey Talley, head of the US Army Reserve, tells Justin Rowlatt how America uses capitalism as a tool of war. He describes how the strategy was used in Iraq - first in the militant stronghold of Sadr City in Baghdad - and how he believes it contributed to securing a lasting peace. Plus how the IMF got austerity wrong and Lucy Kellaway on why people tend not to laugh at women's jokes.

  • Broadcast on BBC World Service, 11:32PM Mon, 7 Jan 2013
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC World Service, 8:32AM Mon, 7 Jan 2013
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  • Duration 18 minutes

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