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Fair Warning - Inequality, populism, and battleground Texas

Well, hey there! After a two-week hiatus due to being in New York and then at NICAR in Orange County
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Fair Warning - Inequality, populism, and battleground Texas
By Sophie Warnes • Issue #73 • View online
Well, hey there! After a two-week hiatus due to being in New York and then at NICAR in Orange County (I thought it was LA and it turns out I’ve been lying to everyone), I am back, kind of! When you read this I will hopefully be wandering around Paris, but I felt I owed you all and so I wrote this IN ADVANCE. What! Brief write-up of NICAR here but I want it noted that I met some very excellent people while I was in the US too. If that’s you, 👋.
Soundtrack to this week: Depeche Mode (OK, it’s only one song, but it’s the best version of the best song - you lucky things)

On the home front
Right to Buy homes made £2.8m in profit 'in weeks'
Over the pond
Why Texas Is Nearing Battleground Status (It’s Not Just About Beto)
Sometimes you see a thing that you feel like you ought to dislike because it completely disregards convention, but… It somehow just works. This Washington Post feature about fentanyl deaths is a great piece of work on a terrible situation in the US. About halfway down there are small multiple charts that create a map. I think I have seen people attempt to do this before but with this data it’s really effective.
These five maps reveal how transit and geography can shape a city
Odds and ends
Leonardo DiCaprio Refuses to Date a Woman Over 25
Lastly… A quick note to say that if you are a Tableau user then you may want to enter into the Iron Viz Europe competition. For which I am a guest judge! Get your entries in before April 7th. I’m excited to see what people come up with.
That’s it for this week! If you are enjoying reading Fair Warning, please forward it to people who would also like it, encourage friends to subscribe to it, buy me a coffee to say thanks, or support Fair Warning on Patreon if you’re so inclined. I’m Soph And I’m Always On Twitter @SophieWarnes.
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