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A Visual Demonstration of How Fast the NYT Got Woke

Many trends develop over decades but I’ve never seen change so rapid as the breathtaking success of what one might call social justice concerns. Beginning around 2010-2014 there appears to have been an inflection point. Here from Zach Goldberg on Twitter are various words drawn from Lexis-Nexis.

And here from David Rizardo is a longer list all drawn from the NYTimes. Rizardo has a page where you can graph the trends for words of your own choosing.

RELATED: Hayek: Social Justice Demands the Unequal Treatment of Individuals

This article is republished with permission from Marginal Revolution. 

Alex Tabarrok

Alex Tabarrok

Alex Tabarrok is a professor of economics at George Mason University. He blogs at Marginal Revolution with Tyler Cowen.

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