website with tons of data and charts

Although I take some issue with the name of the website, it's still a very interesting site with a great deal of very interesting data, charts, etc. Of course, the key is to always consider the data carefully and to consider the source. According to their "About us" page, they are a "project of the Cato Institute with major support from the John Templeton Foundation, the Searle Freedom Trust and the Brinson Foundation." Admittedly, I don't know much about the other foundations, but the Cato Institute has historically been aligned anywhere between libertarian to more conservative so it's something to take into consideration when you're looking at the data (and which might explain the name a bit). With those caveates, the site,, is still well worth a visit. See what you think of the data and their choice of topics.

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