Skip to comments.By the numbers: What violence costs the planet
Posted on 06/20/2014 7:03:27 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
Violence containment by the Indexs definition includes everything from buying tanks, deploying surveillance satellites and paying soldiers; to economic damage from civil war, political violence, drug trafficking, and refugee crises; to the costs of domestic securityfrom police, airport security, and jails, to lost wages and fear of criminality suffered by homicide victims families.
$9.8 trillion represents 11.3 percent of global GDP, or $1,350 for every person on the planet. It is double the GDP of Africa. The cost of violence rose nearly 4 percent from 2012.
$5,455 per person - The U.S. cost of violence containment per-capita for every man, woman, and child living in America. The U.S. spends 10.2 percent of GPD to deal with violence everything from the costs of homicide and law enforcement, to military and terrorist threats like North Korea and Al Quaeda. The U.S. spends more per-capita than Mexico ($1,430), France ($1,300), South Africa ($1,000), Argentina ($635), or India ($145). The U.S. even outspends Israel, at $2,795 per capita, or 8.1 percent of GDP.
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As long as there are men....adult male humans....there will be war and/or oppression.
One way the rich get richer and more powerful while the lower middle class disappears.
The US Government
Once upon a time the US was a Republic, a Government of the People, for the People and by the People, but not now.
Now the government of the US has become the government of the rich and powerful, for the rich and powerful and by those, in congress, the administration, the courts, the police and the press, who serve the rich and powerful.
Jeremiah 48:10 (a)Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully, and (b)cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.
The U.S. rank in the 2014 Global Peace Index. Just behind Bangladesh, Haiti and Benin . . . but beating out Angola, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan. The U.S. is the least peaceful country in North America but its only regional competition is Canada, which ranks #7 for peacefulness worldwide.
#101 isn’t too bad considering how many different cultures and races live in the US, IMO. I wonder what it would be if we got rid of the 14 to 34yo. Black crime figures. I would imagine we’d be somewhere in the top twenty.
Thanks for that old feminist chestnut.
Nothing is more passive and cuddly than a mother grizzly.
you mean war isn’t green?
No, don’t dump that on the male sex. (Unless you are saying that Hillary is a man?)
If we could discount the black crime in Washington DC, Kill-a-delphia, Detroit, and Nawlin’s, we would be safer than Iceland on a per capita percentage.
Those who are given to violence will be unmoved by this argument.
We’d have to cut the latino numbers out to reach that high.
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