Category Archives: Conflict Statistics

All the various associated stats from defense spending to numbers killed in wars.

The Medium is the Message: Historical Impact of New Technologies

New media are usually haled as a major step in the spreading of enlightenment and knowledge. However: In 1487 two Dominican Friars Heinrich Kramer and Jakob Sprenger published “Malleus Malificarum”, (Hammer of the Witches) the definitive treatise on why someone … Continue reading

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Bayes Theory in Economics and Economic Forecasting

In response to a recent post in Real World Economics, I set out my views on the application of Bayes Theorem to economics and economics forecasting. https://rwer.wordpress.com/2018/02/13/the-limits-of-probabilistic-reasoning-2/ It’s not really related to how I use Bayes Theorem, but then maybe … Continue reading

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Readers’ Responses to Edward Luce’s “The Discrete Terror of the American Bourgeoisie”

The responses to Edward Luce’s article below was as interesting as the original:   “Real politicians know that they must ask people for their vote: never take anything for granted. It is an equally good idea for columnists to ask … Continue reading

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Guide to Statistics in a Mis-Leading Age: Tim Harford

Great insights from Tim Harford in the UK Financial Times: “The best financial advice for most people would fit on an index card.” That’s the gist of an offhand comment in 2013 by Harold Pollack, a professor at the University … Continue reading

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Other Approaches to the US Gun Death Epidemic

It is interesting that all sides in the gun death issue seem to want to fight it as a matter of huge irreconcilable principle and get nowhere. And then when you suggest: oh let’s look at the UK with one … Continue reading

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The Great Gatsby Curve: Inequality and Social Mobility by Country

An interesting graphic from Bloomberg Business Week:

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Wars of the 20th and 21st Centuries: Piero Scaruffi

Useful information from Pierro Scarfuri: Wars and Casualties of the 20th and 21st Centuries (slowly extending it back to the 19th century as i find data)by Piero Scaruffi 160 million people died in wars during the 20th century (See also … Continue reading

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World Arms Industry Statistics by Country by David Ruccio

No prizes for guessing which country leads arms exports. Thanks to David Ruccio in Real World Economics for this:    Last year, the United States led the world in arms sales, with a total of $36.2 billion in worldwide arms transfer … Continue reading

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US Gun Deaths by County

Interesting to see US gun deaths mapped by county. Basically it shows higher gun deaths per 100,000 in the rural South and West and than cities, but lower in rural areas in the Mid-West and New England. Interesting cultural differences … Continue reading

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Deaths from Terrorism 2000-2013

Deaths from terrorism are blipping upwards in 2013: Here is a good map of where they are happening and commentary from the magazine The Atlantic:  Of the 17,958 people who died in terrorist attacks in 2013, 82 percent were in … Continue reading

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