Dylan Matthews (Wonkblog) has a wonderful collection of 40 charts that convey a lot of information. One of my friends refers to me as a “glass one-quarter full” guy. I must admit, these charts make me feel like the glass may be more than half full. An example: The news is not all good (see … Continue reading Charts, Charts, and More Glorious Charts
On December 18, Gallup released its latest results from a poll conducted December 5-8. “Seventy-two percent of Americans say big government is a greater threat to the U.S. in the future than is big business or big labor, a record high in the nearly 50-year history of this question.” I am sure it is tempting … Continue reading Chart of the Day (and Nine Terrifying Words)
The Labor Department released the newest employment report. Unemployment ticked up to 7.3 percent in October [insert causal connection to government shut-down, the Tea Party, etc., here]. The chart of the day, however, is the labor force participation rate (h/t zerohedge). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics: 204,000 jobs were added in October. However, … Continue reading Chart of the Day – Labor Force Participation Rate
Edit: The source for the donations data is opensecrets.org; the source for the personal income data is the BEA.