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The Terror Business

Are militant Islamic organizations destructive firms?

AUGUST 07, 2014 by COLIN O'REILLY

We normally think of people organizing into entrepreneurial firms to create value for customers. But how might those who find "profit" in destruction organize?

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Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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