The Cost of Violence Containment

The Institute for Economics and Peace has published a recent report “The Cost of Violence Containment.”  After defining violence containment spending as “economic activity related to the consequences or prevention of violence where the violence is directed against people or property” they calculate the global cost at $9.46 trillion. The report goes on to state: “The old idea of war being good for the economy has been thoroughly debunked and the economic benefits of encouraging peace are increasingly being recognised.”

One thought on “The Cost of Violence Containment

  1. I have long argued, that kindness and understanding – in addition to vastly increasing wellbeing and happiness – would also ‘pay’.
    How great to see this confirmed by actual figures!

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