I’m making my students this semester produce time-series charts and graphs as part of their assignments for a variety of reasons in addition to the usual sadism of all classroom instructors. Chiefly because a good data graph can tell a story more dramatically than straight prose, which you may not take in or believe anyway. So here are a few stunners out right now.
From Slate.com, this wonderful chart showing how Google is killing newspapers and magazines:
From investor John Mauldin, I learn that not only has China passed the U.S. in coal consumption, they’ve also blown way past us in meat consumption:
Also from John Mauldin, this interesting chart in the relation of farmland prices and gold prices, which is susceptible of many interpretations:
By the way, you can sign up for Mauldin’s free email newsletter at MauldinEconomics.com. Interesting guy.