WaPo Charts of the Year

December 21st, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Check out chart #5 OTE’ers, to see a scary figure first introduced on these pages!

Also of note: Sen Kent Conrad (#1) and economist Glen Hubbard (#7) use similar data to reach opposite conclusions (and Kent is correct, IMHO).

Robert Frank’s graph (#12) tells a very interesting and very plausible story about how much more hours of work in the paid labor market it takes to afford to live near a decent public school.

Peter Orszag’s choice (#3) tells an important story in a unique way.

But at the end of the day, let’s face it: unless you’ve got a flying dragon in there somewhere, it’s just not that interesting.

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One comment in reply to "WaPo Charts of the Year"

  1. Sister Artemis says:

    That snarling beasty of a chart went straight into my bookmark collection of favorite charts this morning. Yes. I admit it. I have a bookmark folder for favorite charts. This is why I don’t have a social life, isn’t it?

    On the other hand, I have some REALLY cool charts.