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Deaths In Terrorist Attacks Pale In Comparison To Other Fatalities

by Stuart Shapiro

Chris Hayes posted the above chart on his Facebook page.  As one can see, even including the horrible events of 9-11, terrorism was a much smaller cause of US deaths than either workplace hazards or guns between 2000 and 2010.  And even if one looks just at the events of last week, the first column would include the three fatalities in Boston the second at least the 14 in West, Texas, and the last, a much larger number than either.

About Stuart Shapiro

Stuart is a professor and the Director of the Public Policy program at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. He teaches economics and cost-benefit analysis and studies regulation in the United States at both the federal and state levels. Prior to coming to Rutgers, Stuart worked for five years at the Office of Management and Budget in Washington under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush.


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