A conflict-based economy refers to job creation resulting from conflict that nobody wants. It is a necessary evil to prevent more conflict, paid for by the public, ostensibly to keep us safe. The public funds nearly every aspect of the security apparatus deemed necessary to keep us safe yet the violence and the debt keep escalating.
The best way to correct the national demise is to understand the polices that profit the institutions of the conflict-based economy. This form of economy depends on conflict increasing for prosperity, paid for with public debt. The resulting inequality creates more conflict that requires the need for more security causing more debt and the process repeats itself in a self-fulfilling spiral of increasing conflict and debt.
The conflict-based economy is not financially sustainable and ultimately betrays its intention of keeping us safe. The root cause of the national demise is the conflict-based economy.