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.
Memorial Mile May 25 – 27
CANCELED due to weather
Remembering the Cost of War with a
solemn display of 6000+ tombstones
The public is invited to attend
See front page announcements and calendar for details
VFP meets the first Wednesday
of the month at 7:00 pm
Call for directions
Scott Camil Chapter Contact: 352-375-2563
Chapter email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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