Time has its "Person of the Year." Amazon has its books of the year. Pretty Much Amazing has its mixtapes of the year. Buzzfeed has its insane-stories-from-Florida of the year. And Wonkblog, of course, has its graphs of the year. For 2013, we asked some of the year's most interesting, important and influential thinkers to name their favorite graph of the year — and why they chose it. Here's Vice President Joe Biden's.
Nearly 32 million riders prove what I’ve known my whole career – passenger rail is one of the best bargains available to the American people. We need to continue investing in our nation’s infrastructure, including passenger rail service, to keep our economy moving.
- Joe Biden is Vice President of the United States of America.
See all the graphs of 2013 here, including entries from Bill Gates, Jonathan Franzen, Patty Murray, Tyler Cowen, Bill McKibben, Emily Oster, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Brian Greene, Chuck Schumer, Chris Hayes, and Ron Wyden.