Thursday, January 19, 2017

An administration, by the numbers

While I am a fervent participant in policy debates, I tend to stay away from partisan politics in all things blog-related.

That said, this was too good to not share.

NPR compiled some key socio-economic stats on the nation when Obama was sworn into the white house 8 years ago, and the (spoiler alert) much better conditions the president elect will inherit.
The nation Obama inherited and the one he left for future generations

Friday, December 9, 2016

Unpleasant reversal

In preliminary mortality data out this month from CDC, a few issues stand out. First, estimated life expectancy at birth decreased (by 0.1 year) between 2014 and 2015. Granted, a single year does not a trend make, but some of the underlying details are downright disturbing:

Infant Mortality Rate by Cause:
Source: CDC