After S.H.I.E.L.D. has been compromised by Hydra, it went dark without any government support.

How was the agency funded then to pay their highly trained staff, contractors, bills, airplanes (e.g. helicarrier) and high-tech tools? This sounds like some unlimited funding.

To quote the new director of S.H.I.E.L.D., Jeffrey Mace to Phil Coulson in S04E02 (14min):

But what I don't have is the anonymous, unlimited funding you seemed to have before. To build billion-dollar airplanes?

What source was he referring to?

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    Exactly, if we have to tell you, we'd have to kill you.
    – Paulie_D
    Nov 26, 2016 at 13:46
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    Cross Site dupe - scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/55335/…
    – Paulie_D
    Nov 26, 2016 at 13:49
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    @Paulie_D That happens all the time across many sites in SE (e.g. Unix questions).
    – Paul
    Nov 26, 2016 at 15:21
  • Probably selling their extensive stocks of handwavium would be enough to keep the lights on.
    – Paulie_D
    Nov 26, 2016 at 18:23
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    A part of me wonders if maybe Fury had something setup? Or maybe Stark is still funding them but just doesn't know that Coulson is alive.
    – Tablemaker
    Feb 23, 2017 at 14:51


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