Lies, Damn Lies, “Data Journalism” and Charts That Don’t Start at 0

This tweet by @moorehn (who usually is a superb economic journalist) really bugged me: Alarming chart of employment for people between 25 and 54. It's like a ski jump. #SOTUecon — Heidi N. Moore (@moorehn) January 29, 2014 I grabbed the raw data from EPI: ( and properly started the graph at 0 for… Continue reading