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Tom

I think the total is cumulative, rather than monthly.

AK

Brilliant. I see stuff like this every day, not only in newspapers and magazines, but in work produced by our company that goes to Wall Street.

Kaiser

Tom: I checked the article again, and indeed the data is the cumulative size of the program. I've replaced the bar chart with one focused on the growth of the program, which makes the point even clearer.

Andrew Gelman

I recommend putting time on the x-axis (on the principle that you should always put time on the x-axis unless you have a good reason not to), and that it should be a line plot, not a bar chart. Also, why not start before April? But that last bit isn't your fault, you're just dealing with the data given to you.

Kaiser

Andrew: I added a line chart version per your specs

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