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Vice President Joe Biden’s graph of the year

Joe Biden's graph of the year? It's about Amtrak, of course.

  • Wonkborg
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  • Dec 31, 2013

Jared Bernstein’s graph of the year: Rising income inequality is no surprise after seeing this

Unemployment is way too high -- and it's been that way for awhile.

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  • Dec 31, 2013

Robert Rubin’s graph(s) of the year

"How can any society or any government succeed when most of its institutions are held in such low regard by its citizens?"

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  • Dec 31, 2013

Jason Furman’s graph of the year: It would be terrible to let unemployment benefits expire

While the short-term unemployment rate is back near its pre-crisis levels, the long-term unemployment rate has barely budged.

  • Wonkborg
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  • Dec 30, 2013

Peter Orszag’s graph of the year: The amazing, indisputable slowdown in health spending

The great deceleration in health costs continues.

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  • Dec 30, 2013

Doug Elmendorf’s graph of the year: What’s really driving our deficits

It's not just "government." It's these programs.

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  • Dec 30, 2013

Sheila Bair’s graph of the year: For many Americans, there’s been no recovery at all

Real median household income has declined 4.4% since the “recovery” began in 2009.

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  • Dec 30, 2013

Alan Greenspan’s graph of the year: Businesses are (still) holding back on investment

The former Fed chair sees a dearth of business investment -- and political uncertainty as the reason.

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  • Dec 30, 2013

Paul Farmer’s Graph of the Year: Rwanda’s plummeting child mortality rate

Over the past decade, Rwanda's child mortality rate—once the world’s highest—has fallen at a pace of 11.1% per year.

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  • Dec 29, 2013

Sen. Ron Wyden’s Graph of the Year

Why aren't consumers benefiting from the drop in gas prices?

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  • Dec 29, 2013

Chris Hayes’s graph of the year: our racist criminal justice system in one chart

"Though black people and white people use marijuana at the same rate, black people are much much much more likely to be arrested for possessing it."

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  • Dec 28, 2013

Chuck Schumer’s graph of the year

"We need to focus like a laser on the light blue line in this chart," writes Schumer.

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  • Dec 28, 2013

Brian Greene’s Graph of the Year “reveals an astounding feature of the universe”

The experimental evidence for the Higgs boson.

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  • Dec 28, 2013

Sen. Patty Murray’s graph of the year

"Domestic investments aren’t driving our long-term budget deficit," says Sen. Patty Murray.

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  • Dec 27, 2013

Bill Gates’s graph of the year

On first look, Bill Gates's graph is depressing. But look closer and it's a triumph.

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  • Dec 27, 2013

Tyler Cowen’s graph of the year: The Eurozone isn’t out of the woods

Tyler Cowen is still worried about Europe.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Dec 27, 2013

Jonathan Franzen’s graph of the year

"A large new peer-reviewed study published in 2013 estimates the number of North American birds killed by cats at well over one billion per year."

  • Wonkborg
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  • Dec 26, 2013

Bill McKibben’s graph of the year: We’re extracting more fossil fuels than ever

Even as the U.S. makes minor reductions in carbon-dioxide emissions domestically, we are mining and drilling for ever more coal and oil and gas.

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  • Dec 26, 2013

Emily Oster’s graph of the year: Why is the U.S. falling behind in life expectancy?

This chart demonstrates not only how low our life expectancy is relative to other developed countries, but also how far we have fallen even in the last 30 years.

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  • Dec 26, 2013

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s graph of the year

"There is some sense -- and the president has affirmed this -- that racism is no longer a real threat to mobility, that it is now class. This is wrong."

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  • Dec 26, 2013
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