Graphics and When Will is Snow

This is from the National Weather Service and shows the onset times of the snowfall foretasted for the Maryland and Virginia area for January 12-13, 2019. Let’s improve on the graphics here. It is unnecessary to plaster all over the image the start times when those times are clearly shown in the labeling of the […]

Who pays the most taxes? A worthless graphic

I spotted this graphic over at CNN tonight. But they don’t get the real credit as it came from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The full CNN article is here, and the interactive graphic is here. It is hard to imagine how to construct a less informative graphic to compare tax rates around […]

Metro fare comparsions – Graphics that don’t work

The Washington Post did a piece on Sunday discussing a potential fare increase for the Washington DC area Metro system. As part of that article they included a graphic comparing the costs of various subway systems across the country. The graphic fails on several key points. The presentation of the graphic is complicated because the […]

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