I love this sort of thing.
Infographics are clearly having a cultural moment. They have become pervasive in newspapers, magazines, blog posts, and viral tweets; they appear on television and in advertising, in political campaigns and at art openings. As a Google search term, “infographic” has … Continued
Alex Pareene, at Salon, for one: I can explain the magnitude of the federal debt pretty easily: The recession caused revenue to plummet, and tax rates have been very low for years. Plus wars. But I explained that with words. … Continued
On Sunday, July 24, the New York Times ran a chart illustrating the fiscal results of national policy. Given the fierceness of the ongoing debt-ceiling debate, the chart got picked up and disseminated through the web, and with good reason: … Continued
From the Center for Public Integrity comes this interactive map showing greenhouse gas emissions from many of the world’s largest economies. Lots of data is packed into this simple interface, and the map itself is blessedly clear. Note, though, that … Continued
The “socially liberal, fiscally conservative, and academically rigorous” (per CQ) Center on Budget and Policy Priorities presents this (literally) graphic depiction of the U.S. government deficit over the next decade. The deficit for fiscal 2009 was $1.4 trillion and, at … Continued