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The Fix for Fossil Fuel’s Spill Legacy: Democratization of Energy

The Fix for Fossil Fuel’s Spill Legacy: Democratization of Energy

July 22, 2013 at 5:10 pm

NATIONAL JOURNAL 07/22/13 By Michael Shank If Washington wants to avoid another Canadian case study and minimize the disasters associated with transporting fossil fuels it should, simply, stop transporting them. Here’s why and here’s how: The fossil fuel spill legacy is long. Most memorable is the Deepwater Horizon spill in […]

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Hill Climbers: Aide Sees a Future in Congress

Hill Climbers: Aide Sees a Future in Congress

October 1, 2012 at 10:12 pm

ROLL CALL 10/01/12 By Emily Cahn Michael Shank is driven by his commitment to progressive values. The returning communications director and senior policy adviser in Rep. Mike Honda’s (D-Calif.) office was raised in an Amish-Mennonite community in Kidron, Ohio, where the ideas of helping the downtrodden, sustainable development and nonviolence […]

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Inside the Beltway: Pillars of Liberty

Inside the Beltway: Pillars of Liberty

July 25, 2012 at 10:15 pm

WASHINGTON TIMES 07/25/12 By Jennifer Harper THE COST OF AURORA “Why must the tragic Colorado theater shootings stimulate a debate on more than mere gun control? Not simply because, or however remarkable the fact that, violent mass killings — whether in Columbine, Virginia Tech or now Aurora — tend to […]

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With Income Inequality Comes Violence

With Income Inequality Comes Violence

July 18, 2012 at 7:54 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 07/18/12 By Michael Shank David Rosnick is spot on in “Breaking Down the Causes of Income Inequality” (07/16/12), but what about the effects of income inequality? Our research at the Institute for Economics and Peace shows that America’s high income inequality — at its highest […]

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Embassy Hosts High Level Debate on United Nations

Embassy Hosts High Level Debate on United Nations

June 20, 2012 at 10:31 pm

LE MONDE DIPLOMATIQUE 06/20/12 On June 20, 2012, the Embassy of France hosted a conference organized by the French-American Global Forum (FAGF), the Maison Française and the Monde Diplomatique newspaper about the current state of the United Nations. The event was part of a series called “Le Monde Diplomatique Debates” […]

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UN Press Conference on Global Peace Index

UN Press Conference on Global Peace Index

June 14, 2012 at 10:34 pm

UNITED NATIONS 06/14/12 The cost of the economic impact of violence on the world’s gross domestic product (GDP) in the last years was $9 trillion dollars, Michael Shank, Vice-President of the Institute for Economics and Peace, told correspondents today at Headquarters.     Mr. Shank, who was addressing a press conference […]

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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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