Articles by: Chris Walker

Religion, World Leaders

God’s Word: an analysis of Pope Francis’ new vocabulary

God’s Word: an analysis of Pope Francis’ new vocabulary

Pope Francis has been widely lauded in the media for his focus on serving as an example of Christian humility and engaging the marginalized and poor. His decision to live […]

December 3, 2013 ×

Humanitarian Aid

Philippine typhoon victims still need help

Philippine typhoon victims still need help

Last updated 2 December: According to the Philippine government’s FAiTH website, it has received only 14.9% of pledged foreign cash aid. Typhoon Haiyan made its first landfall in the Philippines […]

November 25, 2013 ×

Demographics

Restless America: state-to-state migration in 2012

Restless America: state-to-state migration in 2012

Approximately 7.1 million Americans moved to another state in 2012. That’s over 2.2% of the U.S. population. The United States has a long history of people picking up and moving […]

November 18, 2013 ×

Healthcare, Politics

How opting out of Medicaid expansion punishes the poor

How opting out of Medicaid expansion punishes the poor

Over the past month any talk of ObamaCare has inevitably turned to the debacle surrounding the HealthCare.gov website, which has become a symbol for big government incompetence. But the website […]

November 12, 2013 ×

Economics

Where in New York City has property become more expensive?

Where in New York City has property become more expensive?

I built the map above after analyzing market value changes on over 958,000 residential properties in New York City from 2008 to 2012. I see two main drivers here: Global […]

October 30, 2013 ×

Economics

Four Maps of Development in India

Four Maps of Development in India

In all maps, darker regions indicate higher numbers. Mouseover maps for values. Sources: data.gov.in (figures as of 2012); Government in India Planning Commission (figures as of 2013). I’m excited to […]

October 25, 2013 ×

Economics, Politics

A Recent History of Foreign Economic Influence on Iran

A Recent History of Foreign Economic Influence on Iran

With the recent speculation and even optimism surrounding Iran’s new president Hassan Rouhani (e.g., see here and here), I wanted to dig into some data to understand more about Iran’s […]

October 8, 2013 ×

Crime

Visualizing the Prevalance of Illegal Drug Labs in the U.S.

Visualizing the Prevalance of Illegal Drug Labs in the U.S.

Last week I stumbled on Scott Murray’s excellent (and free!) ebook resource for the D3.js JavaScript library and plowed through it in about four days. Building on Mike Bostock’s very […]

September 29, 2013 ×

Visualization

Powerful Storytelling with Data, Visualizing U.S. Gun Deaths

Powerful Storytelling with Data, Visualizing U.S. Gun Deaths

For my inaugural post I wanted to share an example of powerful storytelling with data, which I intend to be a recurring theme here. U.S. Gun Deaths in 2013, by […]

September 29, 2013 ×