Daniel Halliday
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What single change could lead humanity closest to peace?

What are the first steps to world peace? What change could be made on an individual, group, state or global level to bring us closer to peace and togetherness?
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Economic cooperation can bring prosperity and peace
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Reforming economic and social systems
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Safety matters more than peace…
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The rejection of group identity politics and the embrace of truth
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Fighting corruption in every aspect of society
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World peace needs to start on an individual level
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Prevent the corruption of news media and hold reportage accountable
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Signing of a universal peace treaty to end all war, making it illegal
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Economic cooperation can bring prosperity and peace

In the effort of peacebuilding it is widely understood that economic, social and cultural cooperation can build stability and peace. Economic collaboration however needs to function on the basis of effective communication, a moral political climate in an effective security rich environment. But true peace and the ending of conflict needs to happen on the individual level and the basic livelihood and everyday concerns of all citizens need to be addressed if conflict is to be brought to an end, and economics is the most effective tool to engineer such prosperity.

link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057/9781137342126_2 tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13698249.2018.1500164

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Reforming economic and social systems

Predatory capitalist systems, authoritarian socialist ones, or some horrible oppressive and corrupt mixture of the two are largely what constitute the mechanisms of power that control all countries of the world. Reforming economic, political and social systems to something that allows peace will be the only way this is achievable. Many NGO’s have commented on the wider issues impinging on peace; addressing financial and political systems to represent all groups in society and reforming social systems to care for all the sick, disabled, vulnerable, mentally ill and even incarcerated is an inevitable step that needs to be taken on the path to peace.

ncronline.org/news/justice/pontifical-council-justice-and-peace-urges-major-economic-reform

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Safety matters more than peace…

Arguably world peace is a naïve dream in a world where violence and conflict are so commonplace, and many believe this to be so. So as we hurtle into a world with autonomous weapons and space defense forces is it not better to focus on more attainable goals such as safety. Where peace may be impossible, greater and greater security will be achieved with greater technological innovations in war and in peacetime, safety is a solution to suffering and in this way safety is arguably more important and achievable than peace.

debatingeurope.eu/2014/10/06/world-peace/#.XXUXW5MzbMI

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The rejection of group identity politics and the embrace of truth

The rejection of equality of outcome, the true understanding of individuality, the pursuit of individual peace, true appreciation of the individual peace of others, and the pursuit of truth over ideology will ultimately lead to the greatest amount of wide spread peace. We now live in divisive times where some people are convinced that restricting rights such as freedom of speech or freedom of expression would aid in achieving some misguided form of a more equal society. Rights of an individual and true appreciation of why we have such rights is being eroded by wide swathes of people in the name of identity politics and thinking of people only in terms of the groups they belong to. Peace can only come from the recognition and acceptance of the rights of all individuals as individuals, this should form a foundation on which all else is built.

fee.org/articles/reject-the-identity-politics-of-the-alt-right-and-the-control-left

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Fighting corruption in every aspect of society

Corruption has a lot of negative effects on society and challenging it would be nothing but beneficial in any society. But more than this with the modern appreciation of human rights, at least on paper, if all the corrupt influences that stand in the way of making the world a fairer and more harmonious place were removed the world would naturally head in that direction. Political, corporate, and even low level day to day corruption should be dealt with to help us move closer to a happier, fairer and more transparent future.

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World peace needs to start on an individual level

Peace cannot possibly be envisaged globally without widespread peace being achieved on an individual level first. Modern lives are increasingly filled with distraction and negative influences, even social media has come under fire from psychologists recently. In order to achieve any widespread tranquility a culture of mental calm on an individual level needs to initially be adopted, peaceful democracy and togetherness can only flourish from there.

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Prevent the corruption of news media and hold reportage accountable

Stop not just war but the control of media and society by corporate sponsored media, who misreport and misinform the general population to draw attention away from the ways rich interests hold peace at bay in the name of profiteering and control. There should be a stricter regulating body to also hold companies accountable for misrepresentation and questionable corporate links.

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Signing of a universal peace treaty to end all war, making it illegal

In a world where such technological innovations allow people to communicate in basically every corner of the world, the fact that diplomacy has progressed at a snails pace is shameful. To start with war profiteering should be strictly regulated, but efforts should be put forward to reform diplomatic norms to promote non-violent multilateral solutions to any world conflict, making war an absolute last resort and a rare occurrence.

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