Friday, September 08, 2006

How to lie with maps

How to lie with maps.  Or, at least how to use maps shaded with suspect information to try and influence public opinion.  This map from the Detroit Free Press has Jane Galt in a tizzy.  It shows the change in median household income over the past 7 years.  But, as “Jane” explains, the numbers are comparing apples and oranges.

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