The Economist has put a twist on a holiday tradition: an Advent calendar of data graphics, where each day reveals a new data graphic – from the Map of Sloth (Dec 4; Americans aren’t as lazy as we are reputed to be) to How Facebook Connections Mirror old Empires (Dec 13, showing that old empires never die, they just ..friend their colonies). These graphics show that the Economist excels at assembling graphical analyses that enlighten, rather than just decorate the page. Kudos to the Economist, and Happy Holidays to all!
P.S. Last year’s Christmas post showed that Baby Boomers are just trying to recapture their childhood.