We thought the East India Trading Company business model was dead. We were wrong.
This is a good illustration of how our government has turned into the same operating model as the old "Crown" (Crown-the investing arm of the king/queen). There is a strong connection between recent wars and commercial interest and we the people are paying the bill.
So the next time you hear the government moralists claim the ethical or patriotic responsibility to pay taxes just remember what they fund.....hint: it is not the roads.