How Much are Housing Values Like a Roller Coaster Ride?

Via the Freakonomics Blog is a nifty video that demonstrates how much housing values really are like a roller coaster ride. The Speculative Bubble Blog has taken real estate values from 1890 to the present (adjusted for inflation) and plotted them as a roller coaster.

To see how housing values change over time, take the ride.

The question I have is how can we use this technology to explain a complicated graph to a judge or jury?

Watch for the year to flash in the bottom right hand corner. Unfortunately, on the You Tube video, its rights under the You Tube branding. You can clearly see the year on the Google Video site.