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September 14, 2015

Makeover Monday: How Does Your State Size Up?

After last week’s Makeover Monday, several people pointed me to this tweet from World Economic Forum, asking me to immediately give it some love.
How much does each state contribute to the US economy? #economics
— World Economic Forum (@wef) September 7, 2015

It looks like WEF hired to create this tree-map pie chart thingy, as they have a more extensive write up about it here. I’ve used story points to review the visualisation, walk through a series of alternatives, and then conclude with an interesting tidbit about how uninteresting their data is.