One promising development was the formation of a consortium of public-policy organizations in 1994, the Military Spending Working Group, to coordinate the activities of peace and security organizations in the pursuit of a peace dividend
. One member organization of the MSWG is the Center for Defense Information, which is directed by retired high-ranking military officers; it has been scathing in its condemnation of the "ridiculously high" levels of military spending "given the greatly diminished military dangers that confront America."
BE: Many people are looking for a so-called peace dividend
. Is that expectation viable?
Phil Gramm (R-Tex.) offered what he called the "Peace Dividend
Investment Act" to cut defense spending and use the savings to pay for a permanet federal tax cut.
"It's the economy, stupid," was the basic message leading Cypriot businesses from both sides of the divide passed on to the two negotiators, Andreas Mavroyiannis and Kudret Ozersay, who were invited to attend a two-day seminar analysing the peace dividend
of a Cyprus solution.
Following the recent resumption of the Cyprus peace negotiations, the Nordic countries have taken the initiative for a Brussels based seminar organised by PRIO: "The Cyprus Peace Dividend
: A Productivity and Sectoral Approach".
Tripura, Dec 28 ( ANI ): Once considered a safe haven by outlawed militant outfits, Nepalibasti area in West Tripura is now reaping the peace dividend
and has benefited from government initiated developmental activities.
Recalling the unprecedented GDP growth rate of more than 8% last year, Ambassador Kunanayakam reminded of President Mahinda Rajapaksa's emphasis that economic growth must be accompanied by equity, and that all people must benefit from the peace dividend
, even in the remotest part of the country.
A DISASTER'S PEACE DIVIDEND
(Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles)
According to reports, the SIS's manpower is set to return to Cold War levels of around 2,000, after dipping to 1,600 as Britain reaped the so-called 'peace dividend
' following the collapse of communism.
Politicians often refer to this savings as the "peace dividend
." Defense workers, however, may see it as anything but: OTA projects that some 2.5 million defense-related jobs will disappear during the next nine years.
And no one raised a real fuss when Medicare premiums were almost doubled (and deductibles jacked up as well) and the fabled "peace dividend
" was scuttled.