Chart of the Day
Via Felix Salmon, this might be the most perfect blog chart ever: totally fascinating but without any serious redeeming value at all. Even better, it provides support for virtually any politico-cultural argument you care to make. It comes from Credit Karma:
Based on a sample of 20,000 credit scores, our data shows that there is a difference of average scores based on what email service users prefer. Interestingly, Gmail and Comcast users came out the top with a higher average, while AOL and Yahoo users had the lowest average credit scores.
Hah! Stupid Yahoo users do poorly! But — southerners seem to do well! Snooty Gmail users aren't as great as they think! Etc. I'll bet David Brooks could squeeze an entire column out of this.