Peaceful economists

Sure, studies might show that economists are more selfish, but they’re not all bad :,)

Economists for Peace and Security works to inform social scientists, citizens, journalists and policy-makers worldwide about the full costs of war and conflict, and to propose feasible alternative approaches to building international security.

They offer, for example a U.S $2 trillion estimate of the full cost (…well, for the U.S. economy, at least…) of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq (by Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes) assuming pull-out by 2010.

Note: A trillion dollars is a million million dollars.

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