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Sometimes ‘connecting the dots’ between different ideas in the development discourse can be a challenge. But as Hans Rosling has highlighted through his famous Gapminder presentations at TED, a picture is really worth a thousand blog posts when it can be used to draw connections and emphasize trends that may not otherwise become apparent. A new blog post by Rachel Nugent on Views from the Center examines recent attention to demographic issues in the Economist and draws connections across these pieces with some ‘demo-graphics’ that show long term fertility trends in Sub-Saharan Africa and in rich countries.