Stories by Harry Stevens

U.S. ambassadors have become less qualified under Trump

The U.S. ambassadors appointed by President Trump have given more financial support to his election than any cohort of ambassadors in recent history, even as they demonstrated fewer qualifications for the job, according to a new study of ambassadorial appointments over the last three decades.

Data: Scoville, 2019, “Unqualified Ambassadors”; Note: Dollar values are adjusted for inflation as of July, 2017; Get the data; Chart: Harry Stevens/Axios

Experts consistently underestimate U.S. oil production

Data: EIA monthly survey of producers and short-term energy outlooks; Chart: Harry Stevens/Axios

Special Report: How vanity will save retail

If Main Street is going to be saved, enduring American vanity will be among the primary reasons.

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