April 2013

Military goods from inside the wire end up in Bagram Bazar

By bloomweb / On Apr.04.2013 / In / Width 0 Comments

When War is your primary commodity, almost everything becomes expensive. Recently a young Afghan man told me about his own version of the dutch disease -- weddings. Such a fundamental rite of passage has spiraled to around 20 thousand dollars a pop here. It is the consequence of an economy flushed with cash, and skewed towards bullets and military build up.

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