Tyler Cowen finally notices the Middle East

Five years later.

Meanwhile, there are three countries trying to be born where Iraq and Syria used to be, including a Sunni caliphate funded by the houses of Saud and Thani. Also, glorious, open borders, as migrating jihadists economic units freely travel from Britain, Minnesota, Libya, Chechnya and the Arabian peninsula to match their skills with labor-starved employers.

Tyler is shocked, appalled to find violent mercenaries acting like violent mercenaries. But the US government has to defer to Blackwater because that’s where the real warriors are ending up, as the government’s employee-military degenerates into a gay, female, affirmative-action pageant.