Income Inequality

Report Shows Correlation Between Peace and Resilience

Report Shows Correlation Between Peace and Resilience

June 12, 2012 at 10:39 pm

ALL AFRICA 06/12/12 By Stephen Kaufman Washington – Would political and economic leaders work harder for peace if they saw that it not only has economic benefits, but it also helps societies recover faster from a crisis?The international nonprofit organization Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), which rates global levels […]

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Nevada is No. 1 in Violent Crime – What’s the Economic Price and What Can Be Done?

Nevada is No. 1 in Violent Crime – What’s the Economic Price and What Can Be Done?

June 3, 2012 at 10:50 pm

RENO GAZETTE JOURNAL 06/03/12 By Mark Robison Superheroes and Occupy protestors may debate whether crime pays but one thing’s for sure: crime costs. When a violent crime happens, there’s of course the horrible cost to the victim. But this story’s focus is its burden to the economy. There’s the direct […]

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10 Most Peaceful Cities

10 Most Peaceful Cities

May 21, 2012 at 11:02 pm

MSN 05/21/12 By Bill Briggs America’s tranquility centers appear to be a strange brew of sleepy corners, college hubs and bustling urban swaths, according to new research. The 2012 Metropolitan Peace Index, which the Institute for Economics and Peace published in April, ranks the nation’s 61 largest metropolitan statistical areas […]

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Michael Shank: US Peace Index Q & A

Michael Shank: US Peace Index Q & A

May 16, 2012 at 11:13 pm

NEW PUBLIC HEALTH 05/16/12 By Fran Kritz The Institute for Economics and Peace recently released the second annual United States Peace Index, which provides an assessment of U.S. peacefulness at the state and city levels. The index authors also offer an analysis of the costs associated with violence and the […]

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Study Lists Louisiana as Most Violent State

Study Lists Louisiana as Most Violent State

April 26, 2012 at 11:17 pm

SHREVEPORT TIMES 04/26/12 By Kris Wartelle The Institute for Economics and Peace released its annual peace index Tuesday, and Louisiana makes the bottom of the list again. This is the second year the nonpartisan group has released the assessment, but according to IEP Vice President Michael Shank, the study tracked […]

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Can A Party Change Perceptions Of Anacostia?

Can A Party Change Perceptions Of Anacostia?

April 24, 2012 at 11:24 pm

WAMU 04/24/12 By Elahe Izadi Trapeze artists hovered above a crowd. A band played electronic music as green lasers flashed through the room. Nearby, people created silk-screened T-shirts, a video installation played against the wall and the crowd tossed a large, clear plastic bubble filled with pink balloons in the […]

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Candidates Should Address Cost 
of Violence in Primary States

Candidates Should Address Cost 
of Violence in Primary States

February 17, 2012 at 10:30 pm

THE HILL 02/17/12 By Michael Shank 
and Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) As the Republican candidates head to Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen’s state of Tennessee next month for the Super Tuesday primaries, one topic seems to have escaped their attention entirely: a credible economic cure for what ails the states in […]

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Will Republicans Suggest an Economic Cure in Nevada?

Will Republicans Suggest an Economic Cure in Nevada?

February 4, 2012 at 9:33 pm

AL JAZEERA 02/04/12 By Michael Shank and US Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN) As the Republican candidates depart the southeast United States to head to Nevada, one topic seems to have escaped their attention entirely: a credible economic cure for what ails the states where they’re waging their campaigns for president. […]

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Measuring the Cost of Violence

Measuring the Cost of Violence

January 12, 2012 at 10:35 pm

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER 01/12/12 By Michael Shank and US Congressman Michael Honda (D-CA) Homicide, other violent crimes, incarceration, policing, and guns are costing this country hundreds of billions of dollars, and millions of jobs, every year. According to conservative estimates by the Institute for Economics and Peace, if the United States […]

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Eight Ingredients for a Peaceful Society

Eight Ingredients for a Peaceful Society

December 19, 2011 at 10:24 am

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR 12/19/11 By Michael Shank What makes for a peaceful society? Hot spots from Congo to the Middle East would benefit from such knowledge. But so would the United States, which, at home, isn’t always so harmonious and abroad, is still at war in Afghanistan. The Institute for […]

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