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Ever pick up the mag? No? I do the Correlations feature for the economics section, where you'll find hot facts and cool bar charts. And yes, calling it "Causations" might telegraph more confidence, but these are bulletproof.

The drone war ain't too novel, just a latest and misguided extension of a century-old idea: victory from the air. Didn't work then, won't work now. But when it's our only way to squeeze the salafis, we'll put the Hellfire to some Hiluxes. Click here for a larger version and check out the interactive version that Allison McCann ginned up.

The drone war ain't too novel, just a latest and misguided extension of a century-old idea: victory from the air. Didn't work then, won't work now. But when it's our only way to squeeze the salafis, we'll put the Hellfire to some Hiluxes. Click here for a larger version and check out the interactive version that Allison McCann ginned up.

California's one quake away from a big honkin' mess: if levees protecting the San Joaquin delta fail all at once, the bay rushes into the state's largest freshwater interchange, and all sorts of agriculture gets ruined. Bonus: proper solutions are cruelly expensive and the state will sit on them until it's too late. Click for a larger version

California's one quake away from a big honkin' mess: if levees protecting the San Joaquin delta fail all at once, the bay rushes into the state's largest freshwater interchange, and all sorts of agriculture gets ruined. Bonus: proper solutions are cruelly expensive and the state will sit on them until it's too late. Click for a larger version

The inimitable Robert Young Pelton did a story on Somali piracy for us (back when that was a thing), so I made a map using a neat database provided by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Click for a larger version

The inimitable Robert Young Pelton did a story on Somali piracy for us (back when that was a thing), so I made a map using a neat database provided by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Click for a larger version

Lightsquared has a narrow chance of interfering with the exceedingly precious Global Positioning System, so the FCC dropped the hammer on them. Click for a larger version

Lightsquared has a narrow chance of interfering with the exceedingly precious Global Positioning System, so the FCC dropped the hammer on them. Click for a larger version

Natural gas cars are here, but the stations ain't. Sorry bruvs. And sorry NYT, this looks like bald theft but I swear the art director tied my hands when it came to color. Click for a larger version.

Natural gas cars are here, but the stations ain't. Sorry bruvs. And sorry NYT, this looks like bald theft but I swear the art director tied my hands when it came to color. Click for a larger version.

Look no further for the intersection of dank nugs and organic chemistry. Reporting tip: when calling the national poison control center to ask about synthetic cannabinoid overdoses, nobody wants to call back the guy who leaves this message: "This is Evan from Businessweek, calling...about...uh...fake weed." Click for a larger version

Look no further for the intersection of dank nugs and organic chemistry. Reporting tip: when calling the national poison control center to ask about synthetic cannabinoid overdoses, nobody wants to call back the guy who leaves this message: "This is Evan from Businessweek, calling...about...uh...fake weed." Click for a larger version

Requisite drone strike map, seeing who gets hellfired the most. And a cute RPA stat. See it larger here, and in context here.

Requisite drone strike map, seeing who gets hellfired the most. And a cute RPA stat. See it larger here, and in context here.

As Tufte as a I wanna be: fill-ups as leading indicator. Click for a larger version.

As Tufte as a I wanna be: fill-ups as leading indicator. Click for a larger version.

Sovereign debt downgrades, past and present. Click for a larger version

Sovereign debt downgrades, past and present. Click for a larger version

Mapping Detroit's eentsy-weensy crime problem. Click for a larger version.

Mapping Detroit's eentsy-weensy crime problem. Click for a larger version.

Fujairah: a less glitzy emirate, but crucially located. "You want to get [your oil through the Strait of Hormuz here without the risk of Iran exocetting it to hell]? You talk to me." Click for a larger version

Fujairah: a less glitzy emirate, but crucially located. "You want to get [your oil through the Strait of Hormuz here without the risk of Iran exocetting it to hell]? You talk to me." Click for a larger version

Map for Martha Stewart Living's first redesign issue. Totally ripped off style. Click for a larger version.

Map for Martha Stewart Living's first redesign issue. Totally ripped off style. Click for a larger version.

This time it's different: showing how the unemployed became the perma-jobless with Peter Coy and Jennifer Daniel. Also made an interactive version with Allison McCann. Click for a larger version.

This time it's different: showing how the unemployed became the perma-jobless with Peter Coy and Jennifer Daniel. Also made an interactive version with Allison McCann. Click for a larger version.

One out of every three times an ISP has to shell out for extra capacity, it's because of Netflix. That's how gaddampt big they are. Click for a larger version.

One out of every three times an ISP has to shell out for extra capacity, it's because of Netflix. That's how gaddampt big they are. Click for a larger version.

How a new rail corridor speeds cheap goods from China and luxuries from Europe through Russia. Click for a larger version.

How a new rail corridor speeds cheap goods from China and luxuries from Europe through Russia. Click for a larger version.

There's water in them thar Earth, but not a lot of infrastructure to keep people quenched. Economic water scarcity is where the real paucity's at. Click for a larger version.

There's water in them thar Earth, but not a lot of infrastructure to keep people quenched. Economic water scarcity is where the real paucity's at. Click for a larger version.

Companies bury this in their SEC disclosures, but they lose your personal data all day every day. Done in collaboration with Jake Kouns at the Open Security Foundation. Click for a larger version

Companies bury this in their SEC disclosures, but they lose your personal data all day every day. Done in collaboration with Jake Kouns at the Open Security FoundationClick for a larger version

The 2011 terrorism rundown, the litany of horror you'd expect. Click for a larger version

The 2011 terrorism rundown, the litany of horror you'd expect. Click for a larger version

How does the Bureau of Labor Statistics calculate the unemployment rate? Click for a larger version

How does the Bureau of Labor Statistics calculate the unemployment rate? Click for a larger version

Explaining catastrophe bonds after the Japanese earthquake flattened insurers' balance sheets. Click for a larger version

Explaining catastrophe bonds after the Japanese earthquake flattened insurers' balance sheets. Click for a larger version

Iran and Syria's sanction shuffle. Basically they'd never get any new TVs if not for Dubai. Click for a larger version.

Iran and Syria's sanction shuffle. Basically they'd never get any new TVs if not for Dubai. Click for a larger version.