Monday, September 17, 2012

How to give peace a chance with Gross Peaceful Product (GPP)

Research for the NATO Science Programme by blindspotter proposes a simple change to international accounting conventions so that economic competition becomes a powerful 'weapon' for greater security and lower weapons costs.

This is the fourth of a set of Seven Policy Switches for Global Security. Global security (all facets of security everywhere) may be achievable by making all the switches soon enough.

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James Greyson (blindspotter)

"No matter what political reasons are given for war, the underlying reason is always economic." A. J. P. Taylor

1. Security Means Global Security


Security in the modern world means far more than military security and radical new non-combative solutions are needed to cope with new security challenges. This was highlighted by Professor Sir Brian Heap (2009), former UK Representative on the NATO Science Committee on the occasion of NATO’s 60th anniversary: “security includes non-military threats arising from incompetent governance, corruption, organised crime, insecure borders, ethnic and religious conflict, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, shortage of natural resources and, of course, terrorism.” Traditional narrow concepts of security are obsolete. The future security of individuals, regions and nations requires a broad ‘global security’ vision that encompasses rapid effective solutions to all major economic, social and ecological challenges.

See more from section 1 which is the intro to Seven Policy Switches for Global Security ... More