In the last decade, researchers and economists from all over the world have made great gains in the nascent field of peace economics. They’re finding that violence and war are terrible for the economy, but also that we can use economics to prevent them.
The most recent study published by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) found that violence cost the world $9.46 trillion in 2012 alone. That’s 11 percent of gross world product. By comparison, the cost of the financial crisis was just 0.5 percent of the 2009 global economy.
Peace Poetry Contest notifications
Open to all k-12 students in Alachua County
Submit poems by April 6, 2018
Award ceremony May 5th
see our home page for link to instructions
2018 College Peace Scholarship
Deadline April 24, 2018
see home page for details and application link
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VFP meets the first Wednesday
of the month at 7:00 pm
Our next meeting will be
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Scott Camil Chapter Contact: 352-375-2563
Chapter email: email@example.com
Send Donations to address below
PO Box 142562, Gainesville, FL 32614-2562
Pickets for Peace and Justice
4:30 – 5:30pm
1st & 3rd Tuesdays
Corner of Archer Rd & SW 34th St
2nd & 4th Tuesdays
Corner of W. University Ave & 13th St
is continuing in Melrose, with picketing from 4:45 to 5:45 on Mondays.
See calendar for more events
Recent Blog Posts
- Inside the U.S. Military Recruitment Program That Trained Nikolas Cruz to Be “A Very Good Shot” | Democracy Now!
- The empire Comes Home: Chelsea Manning’s View
- The Pentagon promised citizenship to immigrants who served. Now it might help deport them. – The Washington Post
- Shocking! Federal Prosecutors Apparently Lied About Wikileaks and Chelsea Manning | Law News
- Cartoon: Life during (endless) wartime