No, market power alone does not create rent. As most of your comments are. Don't fib now. Pro the liberty that permits it. Nope. Flat wrong, as usual. Speculation per se cannot create rent. If it could, lottery tickets' value would be rent. Why can't you ever remember the facts conclusively prove you wrong? Where does the mainstream say lottery tickets are rent? I am tired of your false and disingenuous filth. Of course. US military spending occurred before Marx was born, so Marxism is not needed to explain it. Marxism is always just stupid, irrelevant and dishonest garbage, which is obviously why you are so in love with it. It's profitable to firms that support successful election campaigns. Duh. No Marxism is needed to understand that.