Wednesday, June 17, 2015

the price of world conflict

Conflicts around the world cost $14.3tn (£9.1tn) last year, 13% of world GDP, says a survey on global peace.
That amount is equivalent to the combined economies of Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom, the report by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) said.
For those getting rich selling arms and infrastructure and philosophy, I guess a 13% outlay may be worth it ... not least since their houses are so beautifully intact.

1 comment:

  1. We might have preferred $700 hammers. But retooling a bomb factory would only add to the cost. And like habit, lazy is a powerful force in the universe.