In his 1935 book, "War is a Racket," USMC Maj. Gen. Smedley D. Butler observed how commercial interests were too-well served by warfare. He noted his own position in that machine: "... I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism."
Definition, one of many around: Racket - An illegal enterprise carried on for profit.
To help your contemplative workload, it would be easier to ask you to consider some facet of life in the last 50 or so years that was not a racket. Public, political, business -- everywhere, rackets. The noise of making money. The noise of humans, alive: What racket you in?