^Image is from the a Pew Report on incarceration (link below)

Data Viz & Design

Map of worst D.C. intersections for pedestrians –it’s from 2017, but resurfacing due to this report on rising pedestrian fatalities. This topic was also covered in CityLab

The average time of commuting to work is increasing

Vintage Road Atlases

Science, Tech & Society

An essay arguing that Google is implicitly training children to accept surveillance

Music in the age of Spotify

The rent is too damn high, because of Airbnb!

Is Facebook a media company?

Are we data engineering/enabling violence?

Increasing number of retractions of scientific journal articles (*They should have used rate of retractions rather than showing total number of retractions, given the rising number of journals over the same period)

Great breakdown of Holocaust beliefs vs. media coverage

The rise of News Deserts in the US

Demography & Development

U.S. life expectancy varies by more than 20 years from county to county

The Success Sequence – and What It Leaves Out

Africa’s path to development through its service sector

The US still has the highest incarceration rates, relative to the rest of the world


The redistribution of sex is not a thing.

“If we can work together to stop sexual harassment in the workplace … women will only have to deal with harassment all the time at every other place they go.”

Race & Politics

Tolerance is not a moral absolute; it is a peace treaty

“Reductive seduction” is not malicious, but it can be reckless

A Video Explaining the Hidden Meanings Behind Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’


What is the “true” high school graduation rate?


Labor movements around the world

Visualizing the middle class


Amazing illustrations by Glenn Harvey


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