The Decline of Car Culture

Nate Silver on Auto Industry Statistics in Esquire.
Disentangling the long-term trend, gas prices, and the recession is tricky. Only time well tell whether this is permanent.
(The graph on the linked page is annoying because of its pseudo-3D nature, flat line graphs please with no shadows).

2 thoughts on “The Decline of Car Culture

  1. I wish it also had source information. Any idea on that? Thanks !
    :FHWA has data on VMT in its highway statistics series. Energy Information Agency has data on gas prices. I assume GDP comes from Dept. of Commerce somewhere, should turnup fairly quickly in a google search. You could always email Nate Silver — dml


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