The Killer in All of Us: Ritholtz Chart

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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In this morning's column on risk, I cited lots of data from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Part of the foundation's work focuses on eliminating diseases like mosquito-borne malaria.

I also found this delightful chart of the world's deadliest animals at Bill Gates' blog.

Some outlets have pushed back over whether humans or mosquitoes take the top spot. If you want a visual depiction of what I wrote about earlier today, this is it:

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