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Last Year… in Charts
I love charts. And I love “year in review” style articles. This article is both. The New York Times does a great job of putting 2016’s top news stories (cough, Trump, cough) in visual context.
Speaking of Trump…
As anyone who’s ever made a mess of an Excel spreadsheet knows, there’s A LOT you can do to screw up data. In this piece, Five Thirty Eight looks at the ways Trump could impact the collection and dissemination of government statistics. Summary: Don’t expect outright tampering. Look for budget cuts “particularly within the government’s statistical agencies” and “willful miscommunication.”