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Reader John M. sent in this brain-teaser of a chart.
(Accompanying article is here.)
The tax on our brain cells may be higher than the tax on our incomes.
Posted on Mar 24, 2011 at 07:59 AM | Permalink
Wow, I can't even begin to try to understand this one. The time axis violates two cognitive principles: it's vertical and it's nonlinear in a non-monotonic way. I'm not even sure what is being shown.
Jon Peltier |
Mar 24, 2011 at 08:27 AM
And the scale is not high or low tax burdens by income stream (i.e., you'd see blues and reds within a single year) but high or low by year, within income stream (i.e., which years had higher and lower marginal tax rates). Ugh ugh ugh.
Sherman Dorn |
Mar 24, 2011 at 09:08 AM
And log(income)? Genius!
Scott Schulz |
Mar 24, 2011 at 11:18 AM
There must be something wrong with me. If it weren't distorted, it wouldn't make as much sense to me. I think criticism demands replacement with a graph that makes more sense to everyone, not just carping. Overall, it isn't a Glitz-o-Matic. (sly reference to 1993 Siggraph symposium/joke)
Bob Calder |
Mar 24, 2011 at 05:09 PM
A friend suggested it should be called a Bacon Chart
Matthew F. |
Mar 24, 2011 at 08:06 PM
After several minutes and reading the comments ...
Don't call it a Bacon chart, I love bacon and hate this chart. It's not even pretty, so you can't call it art.
Steve Sexton |
Mar 25, 2011 at 08:19 AM
Unfortunately Nate Silver tweeted about the chart (and not this blog!).
Mar 27, 2011 at 02:18 PM
Yes, if your brain cells are easily taxed, this chart is definitely not meant for you.
Robert V. |
Mar 28, 2011 at 10:25 PM
This is a GREAT junk art. I thinks someone will eventually come up with the idea to sell it to mental health institutions. Patients will then something to look at while waiting for the psychiatrist, who might use this chart to impose fees for his/her services based on the patient's mental capacities.
Mary Panic Attack Treatment |
Sep 10, 2012 at 07:18 PM
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