Category Archives: Conflict Statistics

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

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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