The United States rankes 88th out of 158 nations on the Global Peace Index

5 posts / 0 new

According to a new study by the Institute for Economic and Peace – the world is getting more peaceful – but the United States is still a pretty violent place to live. The just released 2010 Global Peace Index ranks the nations of the world based on how peaceful they are taking – taking into consideration prison populations, political instability, wars, and military expenditures. Iceland ranked first on the Global Peace Index – while the United States ranked 88th out of 158 nations.

It’s no surprise considering the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world and is currently waging a limitless war on so-called terror in several nations across the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. These conflicts – including U.S. military misadventures and other wars – are costing the global economy a lot of money. The report argues that if the world was in peace in 2011 – then there would have been $9 trillion more in global economic activity.

More than a half century ago – Dwight Eisenhower warned the nation about the growing influence of the military industrial complex. Tragically, his warnings were ignored.

Thom Hartmann Administrator's picture
Thom Hartmann A...
Joined:
Dec. 29, 2009 9:59 am

Comments

How many of the 158 nations in the "Global Peace Index" do we, the United States, provide the national defense for? Close the offshore bases, protect our borders, and we probably will move up a notch or two if that really matters.

THISAA's picture
THISAA
Joined:
Dec. 16, 2011 5:49 am

Yeah you ever notice that even the liberals in border states don't think open borders are a good idea. It's because they get to see what mobatters live on the other side of the southern border. That's why in Texas we have started deploying gun boats on the rip grande to stop the flow of violence over our border.

CollegeConservative's picture
CollegeConservative
Joined:
May. 4, 2012 1:22 pm

If you are among the Americans who still believe the United States government really goes to war to "protect our way of life," then you need a wake-up call. Please read "The real cost of Amerikkka's sordid wars" in www.WRISEUP.COM.

Henry McRandall
Joined:
Jun. 12, 2012 6:07 pm

You also know what no one ever talks about? How we put sadism and the Taliban in sothe way I see it was our moral obligation to take them out.

CollegeConservative's picture
CollegeConservative
Joined:
May. 4, 2012 1:22 pm

Latest Headlines

One Iowa Caucus Delegate Comes Down To Coin Toss

The Iowa caucus convener flipped a coin. Bernie Sanders supporters called "heads" and it landed on tails.

Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton by 31 points in N.H.: Poll

Sanders was at 61 percent support in the University of Massachusetts Lowell/7News poll, followed by Mrs. Clinton, at 30 percent

Martin O'Malley suspends presidential campaign after Iowa caucuses

The announcement came after O'Malley barely registered in Iowa against his better-known rivals Clinton and Sanders, failing to meet already low expectations

Comparing 2016 America to 1972 America Doesn't Work

Bernie Sanders' big win in New Hampshire has given his campaign a big boost, but even Bernie knows that there's still a long primary season ahead.

One of the biggest criticisms about Bernie Sanders, one that I hear frequently from pro-Clinton callers, is that Bernie Sanders could be the next George McGovern.

And it's a serious criticism that's being thrown at Bernie.

Powered by Drupal, an open source content management system