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Planet Money squandered a potentially great visualization by placing two graphs on top of one another rather than side-by-side. Comparing US jobs between now and 30 years ago is hard when my eyes have to jump up and down between graphs. Harder still when the stacked graphs don't entirely fit on screen together. So close!
What America sells to the world: It's a myth that the U.S. doesn't make anything anymore. It's a myth that we don't export anything to the rest of the world. Yes, we import more than we export. Our trade deficit last year was $558 billion But we export a lot. Last year, U.S. exports were worth $2.1 trillion. Which raises a simple question: $2.1 trillion worth of what? Mostly goods. Also, services...
"The days of mystery meat are far from over in the nation's school cafeterias. That's judging by an online project assembling thousands of photos of school lunches submitted by students from across the nation." NPR