Given assets to trade on the stock markets focused their minds on policies that would end or avoid conflictWhen we think about violent conflicts and how to reduce them, the focus tends to be on military or territorial considerations. Often neglected is the role of economics and its impact in shaping attitudes towards peace.Everyone wants peace, but we don’t always vote for it. What might make us more inclined to do so? That’s the question asked in fascinating research focusing on Israeli voters who have had a busy year declining (in two elections so far) to give Benjamin Netanyahu a fifth term as prime minister. Academics in California and Israel dug deep into how participating in financial markets (owning and trading shares) would affect individuals’ attitudes and votes. Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/06/insights-voters-know-the-value-of-peace-even-if-politicians-dont
Author : Torsten Bell
Publish date : 2019-10-06 05:30:05
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