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The case against charts, in six charts

As Business Week’s Vali Chandrasekaran writes, “Correlation may not imply causation, but it sure can help us insinuate it.” This is my favorite of his examples:


Or maybe this one is:


Four more here. And perhaps even more impressive, Google has an interactive tool that will find spurious correlations to fit any line you feel like drawing here. So remember, kids: With great charts comes great responsibility.

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