Three very nice articles analyzing voting patterns:
Razor thin margins in important swing states:
What counties swung to the other party:
And an elegant but slightly hard to understand look at urban/rural differences:
Well, actually all maps lie, in some ways or another. This is a nice article about what is wrong with election maps, and some weird maps that try to make them lie less.
A beautiful interactive chart of causes of death according to age. (via Washingtonpost)
An interested analysis, but not too surprising if you are already aware of DC income distributions. (via WashingtonPost blog article)
According to this Harvard study, on average people today are just as likely to be better off than our parents than the generation 50 years ago was. I wonder if they adjusted incomes for debt? (I’m too lazy to check).
I’m not sure why it took the Washington Post six months longer than the NYT to do an article and map about this. NYT’s interactive map/chart combo helps grasp what they’re measuring:
Interesting breakdown of the costs of military and national guard personnel, and how they’ve been used this century. (related article)
Climate change will not impact everywhere at the same time. The below map estimates when the average temperature of the coolest year will exceed the historic average hottest year. What does this mean? Besides that we’re all screwed, you may wish to reconsider your tropical retirement plans. (related article)
And the original study also has some nice visualizations:
Not the best charts in the world, but combined with the narrative, they are a good quick summary.
and so on.
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