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Ezra Klein Archive: Charts and Graphs

Predicting state budget deficits in two graphs

You might already have seen this graph John Sides drew up to test whether there is an obvious correlation between the strength of public-employee unions and state budget deficits. There isn't: He's got some further graphs and commentary over at...

By Ezra Klein  | February 23, 2011; 2:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Charts and Graphs  
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What Americans think about income inequality in one graph

More here....

By Ezra Klein  | February 22, 2011; 2:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Charts and Graphs, Inequality  
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The hollowing of the middle in one graph

Gallup has new data out measuring the change in unemployment over the last year for workers with different levels of education. What you'll notice in the graph is that the number of jobs created has nothing to do with the...

By Ezra Klein  | February 16, 2011; 3:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Charts and Graphs, Economy  
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The submerged state in one graph

"The submerged state" is Cornell professor Suzanne Mettler's term for the slew of government policies that most Americans don't know exist or don't realize are government policies. As part of her paper -- gated, sadly -- exploring how these invisible...

By Ezra Klein  | February 11, 2011; 12:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Charts and Graphs, Political Science  
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The 111th Congress was the most polarized ever -- in graphs

That's from this post by political scientist Keith Poole. A bit later in the piece, he breaks the numbers down further and finds that the high level of polarization was primarily a result of Republicans being more polarized than...

By Ezra Klein  | February 8, 2011; 10:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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The last 30 years in the labor market in one graph

From the latest edition of the Economic Policy Institute's "State of Working America": Note that the numbers stop in 2007, so the lines representing the Aughts are reflecting pre-recession trends. If you add in 2008-2011, of course, everything looks much,...

By Ezra Klein  | February 7, 2011; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Older Entries in This Category »

The Affordable Care Act in one table, Ezra Klein , January 11, 2011
The 2010 labor market in one graph, Ezra Klein , December 29, 2010
The tax deal in one graph, Ezra Klein , December 9, 2010
The Bush tax cuts in one chart, Ezra Klein , December 6, 2010
Did managed care work?, Ezra Klein , December 3, 2010
The future of Social Security in one graph, Ezra Klein , November 23, 2010
What causes deficits?, Ezra Klein , November 16, 2010
Divided government and deficits in one graph, Ezra Klein , October 27, 2010
Why we needed health-care reform, in one graph, Ezra Klein , October 27, 2010
The conehead economy in one graph, Ezra Klein , October 22, 2010
Americans prefer tax increases to benefit cuts, Ezra Klein , October 18, 2010
Chef salaries in one graph, Ezra Klein , October 13, 2010
Column: An ugly word for an ugly economy, Ezra Klein , October 11, 2010
The output gap in two graphs, Ezra Klein , October 5, 2010
The 'Pledge to America' in one graph, Ezra Klein , September 30, 2010
Two graphs that should really scare us, Ezra Klein , September 14, 2010
The rich getting richer in one chart, Ezra Klein , September 9, 2010
Why we need an energy bill (in one graph), Ezra Klein , September 9, 2010
Our lost decade in one graph, Ezra Klein , September 2, 2010
Where the job losses are in one graph, Ezra Klein , September 1, 2010
Luxuries and necessities in one graph, Ezra Klein , August 20, 2010
State and local jobs losses in one chart, Ezra Klein , August 12, 2010
The benefits of a college degree in one graph, Ezra Klein , August 11, 2010
Immigration graphs, Ezra Klein , July 27, 2010
Why businesses aren't hiring in two graphs, Ezra Klein , July 22, 2010
The economics of dying in one graph, Ezra Klein , July 19, 2010
The scariest jobs graph you've seen yet, Ezra Klein , July 16, 2010
Why voters are angry in one graph, Ezra Klein , July 15, 2010
Clinton and the housing boom, Ezra Klein , June 21, 2010
How energy actually gets used, Ezra Klein , June 17, 2010
Long-term unemployment, Ezra Klein , June 3, 2010
The unemployment crisis by education, Washington Post Editors , June 1, 2010
The health-care bill's spending in context, Ezra Klein , March 12, 2010
Your procedural workarounds in charts, Ezra Klein , March 8, 2010
Your economic problems in graphs, Ezra Klein , March 5, 2010
It's the outcomes, stupid, Ezra Klein , February 18, 2010
Federal spending since 1962, Ezra Klein , February 2, 2010
What a difference a black president makes, Ezra Klein , January 13, 2010
Size matters, Ezra Klein , December 22, 2009
Department of bad graphs, Ezra Klein , December 7, 2009
Focusing on spending, Ezra Klein , November 5, 2009
Comparing the House and Senate subsidies, Ezra Klein , October 27, 2009
Recession Graphs, Ezra Klein , October 12, 2009
The New Census Numbers, Ezra Klein , September 11, 2009
Charts and Graphs That Will Finally Make It Clear, Ezra Klein , September 10, 2009
The High Cost of Knowledge, Ezra Klein , August 24, 2009
One Flowchart to Rule Them All, Ezra Klein , August 17, 2009
Do Populous States Have Liberal Senators?, Ezra Klein , August 10, 2009
Spending Like Cats and Dogs, Ezra Klein , July 14, 2009
WWVS (What Would Veblen Say?), Ezra Klein , July 8, 2009
Sarah Palin in Charts, Ezra Klein , July 3, 2009
Coal State Democrats for Cap-and-Trade!, Ezra Klein , June 30, 2009
An Insufficient Respect For Charts, Ezra Klein , June 26, 2009
The Lost Decade, Ezra Klein , June 24, 2009
Guest Graph: The Future of Medicaid, Ezra Klein , June 19, 2009
The Need for a Third Stimulus, Ezra Klein , June 19, 2009
Your Health Care System in Graphics, Ezra Klein , June 18, 2009
Your Deficit in Charts, Ezra Klein , June 10, 2009
Your World in Charts: Debtor Nation, Ezra Klein , May 29, 2009
Has Feminism Been Bad For Women?, Ezra Klein , May 27, 2009
Your Waistline in Charts, Ezra Klein , May 20, 2009
European Health Systems: Still Better, Ezra Klein , May 20, 2009
 
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