SchwartzReport: USA #1 Threat to Peace

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

As you read this think about what has happened to the United States from the time of the Marshall Plan when people around the world looked to the U.S. as an exemplar of what a modern society should be, until today when we are the most feared nation in the world, the number one threat to peace. This didn’t happen to us, we did it to ourselves, and only we can undo it.   

The #1 threat to peace in the world? World polling suggests it’s the United States

In early 2014, Gallup International/WIN released its annual global survey based on research conducted the previous year. The most striking statistic was that 24 percent of people around the world believe that the U.S. poses the greatest threat to peace. The runners-up were far behind: eight percent of respondents thought Pakistan was the greatest threat, while six percent thought it was China. And only five percent of those surveyed thought Iran was a threat to world peace. The numbers are based on interviews with 1,000 people in 65 different nations. (The survey published this year did not contain the same question.)

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Mar 24

SchwartzReport: Giving Homes to Homeless Cheaper than Neglecting Them on Street

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

Yet again we have evidence that the compassionate life-affirming choice in social programs is not only the most wellness oriented, it is also cheaper, and more efficient. We see this over and over, so one must ask, why so often is this not the option chosen? Hate, a need to punish the vulnerable? Self-righteous superiority? Just plain nastiness? Given the evidence I think we ought to be asking this question.

Giving Homes to the Homeless is Cheaper Than Leaving them on the Street. Here’s Proof

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Mar 16

Berto Jongman: War Is New Normal — Stop It!

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

War Is the New Normal: Seven Deadly Reasons Why America’s Wars Persist

How do we inoculate our children against such a permanent state of war and the war state itself?  I have one simple suggestion: just stop it.  All of it.

by William Astore, CommonDreams

LIST ONLY: 1.  The privatization of war; 2.  The embrace of the national security state by both major parties; 3.  “Support Our Troops” as a substitute for thought; 4.  Fighting a redacted war; 5.  Threat inflation; 6.  Defining the world as a global battlefield; 7.  The new “normal” in America is war. Read full article.

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Feb 4

Doug Bandow: Foreign Aid Does Not Work Because Government is Ignorant

Doug Bandow

Doug Bandow

Foreign aid does not work. In the end, government doesn’t know what it’s doing.

Foreign Aid Is a Failure

Throwing good money at bad governments makes poor countries worse off.

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Dec 31