The expense of violence

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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.

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

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