How to save $100 billion per year (via IPPNW peace and health blog)

The International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War offer a way to save $100 billion per year. It is time to cut spending on nuclear weapons development. Nuclear weapons should be outlawed.

Bruce Blair of Global Zero has just provided a long-needed estimate of global nuclear weapons spending. We’ve known the US numbers for many years, thanks to Stephen Schwartz’s Atomic Audit and groups such as the Natural Resources Defense Council and The Western States Legal Foundation. The former has documented some $6 trillion in US spending on nuclear weapons and their infrastructure since 1946; while WSLF estimates that more than $200 billion … Read More

via IPPNW peace and health blog

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