Well done, Chris. Your math teacher is proud!

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"This is a pretty decent tongue-in-cheek parody of shitty punditry."

If only! Actually, Matt Yglesias keeps committing obvious data presentation sins and getting called for them by myself and other commentators. And since Mr. Y certainly knows enough to choose the right scale and origin for his Y-axis, one can only conclude that he's trying to get away with something.

BTW: There is no "e" in the word "loath." Just sayin'...

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