Mehta exposes the spiralling cycle of militarism that underlies the economic crisis that rocked the world in 2008. Mainstream economists ignore the burden and wastefulness of the military economy when they attempt to explain the economic crisis. Mehta makes it clear that we are trapped in a wasteful killing–based economy that deifies all logic, morality and common sense. The world´s resources are finite; more than one billion people live in abject poverty without sufficient food, clean water, decent housing, adequate medical care or education. Yet we continue at a frightening pace to produce more armaments from thriving military industries; the latter provided with government aid as only they are exempt from trade agreement regulations on industry receiving special benefits from host governments.