Chart Junk in the New York Times

“Checking out the New York Times’s infographic on the housing bubble, I thought ‘wow! Look at how much prices climbed!’. Then I read the fine print and rea

“Checking out the New York Times’s infographic on the housing bubble, I thought ‘wow! Look at how much prices climbed!’. Then I read the fine print and realized they’ve completely distorted the vertical scale to make the increase look enormous.”


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Date:
November 28, 2016
Author:
XPLANE