The Geek in Pictures: MP on the Loose Edition

Time for another Geek in Pictures roundup of notable charts and graphs that are worth the proverbial 1,000-word article. Turns out a lot of them are taken from our great pal Mark Perry, who is the Michael Jordan of chart-making.

Let’s start with the Feel Good Story of the Week:

I know some sensitive readers will say it is wrong to celebrate people losing their livelihoods, but I think, like a restaurant that makes its customers sick with bad food, the media deserves this.

Speaking of media cluelessness, this from the Washington Post:

Puzzling spike in auto thefts, many of them violent, worries D.C.-area police

In the District and most of its suburbs, for reasons no one can definitively pinpoint, auto thefts this year have increased sharply, especially the “jump-in” type. . .  More worrisome for police, violent carjackings, in which vehicles are stolen by force, are also way up in the Washington area — including one last week that left a motorist dead from a gunshot wound. “The golden question is why is this going on,” said Assistant D.C. Police Chief Lamar Greene. “And I have to tell you, honestly, I don’t know.”

Same thing happening in New York:

It’s a total mystery.

Related: Illinois has dusted off the Great Society Playbook:


Next up: Public schools.

Next, the spending bill Congress just passed:

Remember the supposed wage gap between men and women? How come feminists and New York Times editorial writers (is there is a difference?) never talk about these disparities?

I wonder if electric trucks/SUVs will work?

This is curious:


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