Category Archives: Conflict Statistics

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

The Great Gatsby Curve: Inequality and Social Mobility by Country

An interesting graphic from Bloomberg Business Week: Advertisements

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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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What Would I Do About US Wealth Inequality

Well there is a robust debate about US inequality going on thanks to Thomas Piketty’s fine book “Capital in the 21st Century” that I am reading, and will review in due course. In a recent exchange on line, someone asked … Continue reading

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Map of the World by Population Size

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