October 1, 2017

climbing into the crater: taking a second look at family net worth with the SCF

Matt Bruenig at the People’s Policy Project (PPP) published a post at the end of September, looking at 2016 data for family net worth as reported by the Survey of Consumer Finance (SCF). The post’s title was provacative (“Black Wealth Cratered Under Obama”), and the same goes for the findings being discussed. Using the 2007 and 2016 waves of the survey, Bruenig grouped family net worth into percentiles, and took the difference between each point. Read more

July 8, 2017

exploring NUFORC sightings

R code used for each of the graphics is available here. While flipping through an issue of the Economist a few years ago, I stumbled across an article summarizing UFO sightings reported across the US. It wasn’t a full feature, but the topic was playful and I lingered on it longer than I spent with the rest of the issue. Read more

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