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Updated: Presidential data explorer

Updated: Presidential data explorer

Explore the economic record of presidents through the lens of data, with new views and updates. To examine the record of presidents regarding economics, I gathered data from several sources and present it in an interactive visualization. Today the interactive visualization has been updated with current data and several new views. (more…)
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Proceed with the presidential transition

Proceed with the presidential transition

Further delay in starting the transition to the Biden administration harms Americans. Kansas Republican leaders, please get started. I sincerely hope that the Republican federal officeholders who represent me, or who will soon represent me and my state, recognize that the presidential election is over, that Joe Biden won, and they encourage and help with a peaceful and effective transition to the new presidential administration. While none of these leaders -- Senator Pat Roberts, Senator Jerry Moran, Representative Ron Estes, Representative Roger Marshall, Representative-elect Jake LaTurner, and Representative-elect Tracey Mann -- have the power to compel the transition to start,…
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Pandemic’s influence on economy’s path

Pandemic’s influence on economy’s path

No matter who is president, a large challenge lies ahead, says the Federal Reserve. As we wait to learn who will be our president, economists at the Federal Reserve Bank warn us of the challenges we need to overcome. In a statement released today: The COVID-19 pandemic is causing tremendous human and economic hardship across the United States and around the world. Economic activity and employment have continued to recover but remain well below their levels at the beginning of the year. Weaker demand and earlier declines in oil prices have been holding down consumer price inflation. Overall financial conditions…
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Presidential data explorer

Presidential data explorer

Explore the economic record of presidents in an interactive visualization. If you're wondering how the records -- economic, mostly -- of presidents compare, here is the presidential data explorer. I've gathered a variety of data from many sources and present it in an interactive visualization. I know that some of the charts are crowded. But you can select which presidents to include, and you can click on one or more names for emphasis. Click here to learn more about the data and access the visualization.
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