The expense of violence


Inhumane acts are expensive in many ways. Besides their direct and indirect toll on the fabric of the entire system they also have quantifiable economical costs.

“Science Daily — The most comprehensive study of its kind has found that violence costs the United States $70 billion annually, a figure that rivals federal education spending and the damage caused by hurricane Katrina.” (ScienceDaily)

I doubt that this total includes the costs of war…but addressing that deserves its own book.

I have been thinking that most violent acts may have at their root a form of either/or thinking. Acknowledging the logical limitations of the either/or fallacy may be an important step towards the holistic improvement of our societies.

ScienceDaily: “Violence Costs Nation $70 Billion Annually, Study Finds” >>


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