Income Inequality Measures Revisited

Last week I posted a piece about the release by the Census Bureau of the report Household Income Inequality Within U.S. Counties: 2006–2010. They used 2006 to 2010 American Community Survey data. Their chosen measure of income inequality was the Gini index. Wikipedia provides a good description of how this measure is computed so I […]

How Not to Make a Point

While surfing the web today I came across the image below posted at This is a piece of a much larger graphic, but it makes my point. I don’t care for Pie Charts and this presentation seems to be particularity bad. There are other graphics at the site that are much worst. But this […]

Increase the Probability of a 100 Flood – It Can’t be Done!

Global warming is a real issue. The rise of sea level as a consequence of global warming is a natural consequence. I am not going to debate the reality of climate change or the reasons for climate change. Here I need to talk about how in describing a real consequence those who believe in global […]

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