Thursday, September 01, 2011

Lying with Graphs and Charts

Adjusted for reality. [Link]

I had a nice healthy rant all written for this because people who use charts and data to lie piss me off and the self-righteous ones are the worst. But it detracted from this post, so if you want to, you can read it here. Not work that I'm proud of, but it's fun to write every once in a while.
There is a piece called "The Three Charts to E-Mail Your Right Wing Brother-In-Law" that is making the rounds and impressing many people who don't know too much about the underlying data. Which is almost everyone.
So lets dig into these charts and how we can fix them.
Read the whole thing.

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