The Economy of War

The economy of war is a danger for long term investments.

Economy of war is developing like a parasite, worse, like a cancer, deadly transforming the cells of the global vital body. This disease draining world resources is not incurable. It is also not a fatality.   

When we come up on the matter of the economy of peace it is easy to dismiss the subject quickly saying; "we know". It would be interesting to know how has developed this kind of concept in the past and who is championing economy of peace today. Who are the main players? 

History shows that nationalisms have married military industry and governments. This marriage of interest on public funds is not without problems since the interests and aspirations of private companies and governments do not coincide often. What ever the case may be, the global economy requires a different approach than the one offered though nationalism. 

For example one cannot allow nations attempt to conquer their neighbors by force without affecting negatively that part of the world economy it is related to.  Similarly one cannot let international institutions become re-invoicing mechanisms for military service or weaponry. Contained conflicts offered by the most important nations to military industrial suppliers bring with them important risks.  

So that economy may not be troubled with fevers and it is fundamentally necessary that trust remains among shareholders.  To be able to prevent rather than to have to cure it is necessary to find non-violent solutions to arising problems and conflicts. It is necessary to find solutions that will not harm long term financial investments.

To change, it is necessary to convince shareholders that peace offers opportunities for growth that are at least as rewarding and less risky than the ones offer through war. 

One may underline the important development of non-for profit organizations around the world. Human development investments which increase the economic productivity base, sustainable development policies, conservation and development of natural resources tend to make partners of governmental and non governmental agencies. 

It seems that in practice, economy brings together governmental and non-governmental organizations. To be able to act efficiently, governmental agencies of all levels, municipal, regional, national and international, need the voluntary support of of non-for-profit organizations. 

It would be useful to bring together evidence of the positive influence and roles brought to government by non-profit organizations. NGOs, as they are often refered to, not only serve as scouts pointing out to problems but they also bring experience and knowledge on the solutions that are working and the ones that are not. Policies can be positively impacted by association with non-for profit and NGOs.  Required public funds will find matching energy, funds and practical experience needed to implement them.


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