July 11th, 2007

yellow_elephant

What if the Invisible Foote of the Market Is NOT your best friend?

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Despite knowing that alternatives existed for providing vehicular armor kits to the Army and Marine Corps, Pentagon procurement officials awarded over $2 billion in "sole-source" contracts to two big defense companies that had difficulty delivering the armor on time, according to a June 27 Defense Department Inspector General report. At the time the contracts were awarded to Force Protection and Armor Holdings, senior officials argued for competitive bidding.
[ cf Pentagon IG Slams Contractors for Poor Humvee Armor ]
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What if the true religion of the FreeMarketeers was, well, gosh, not the full follow on to the Clear and Compelling Evidence of the Argument from intelligent design???