Simon Oryx

Why you should consider Africa for your next vacation

Africa does not figure on most non-Africans’ top vacation destinations, but it should, even if you have a baby. My husband, our 19-month old and I have recently done a lot of traveling in Southern Africa, i.e. in South Africa (multiple self-driven safaris in Kruger Park, hiking around the Drakensbergs, a couple weeks in Cape[…]

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War is profitable, so peace is too

by Bernd Zikulnig, a 33 year old pilot, a former professional soldier, the founder of peacebucks – free money. War is highly intertwined with the economy and many wars are primarily conducted, or not conducted, because of financial interests of multi-billion dollar corporations. According to SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute), total world spending on military expenses[…]

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Global Peace Index – Studying the Economics of Peace

  The Global Peace Index, produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace, is the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness. It gauges ongoing domestic and international conflict, safety and security in society, and militarization in 153 countries by taking into account 23 separate indicators.   Key Findings for 2011 The world is less peaceful[…]