Graph Nonsense and More Pokémon Fakes

Just thought I might share with you a bad graph I came across recently. This is part of the language of manipulators. Of sophists. Of ideologically motivated people.

Student Debt and Credit Cards.
Oh my goodness! Student loan accounts are almost 380 million! Only not.

Notice what they do here. They want you to think that student loan debt is almost as bad a credit card debt.
But look. Mortgages, auto loans, and student loans are not as nearly close to credit cards as the designer of the graph implies. There are two different Y-axes! Student loans are between 50 and 100 million, not between 300 and 400 million.

My internet connection was down but now it’s back up so I will catch up on the last few days of Pokemon fakes I’ve missed. Thanks for reading!

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