30 Dec '16, 11pm

Here are the best nerdy infographics of the year.

The crisis of affordable housing (after climate change, natch). It’s not for lack of local media coverage. Follow the news from New York City to Seattle, and you can’t avoid stories about skyrocketing home prices and rent along with record rates of homelessness . The bestseller Evicted followed low-income residents in Milwaukee who were tossed out of their homes for missing a rent payment. Add up each local crisis, city by city, and it’s clear that the country has a national crisis that requires a national response. Yet affordable housing passed without much notice in the 2016 election. Interviewers and debate moderators never asked about housing. Republican presidential candidates, including President-elect Donald Trump, a high-end real estate developer, ignored it altogether. To be sure, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders issued modest proposals on housing policy. But th...

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