Contest Winners!

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21 Oct 2010

In First Place: “You Don’t Know Jack About Politics: Idiots Edition” by Ashley Browning.  Ashley did a great job combining interesting information and some relevant silliness – which is exactly how I like my infographics.

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2nd Place: “The Compare-o-Tron” by Sam Freund.  Sam took an empirical look at the issue by charting the google-hit correlation percentages of any three terms you enter. The below chart is just one example of the kinds of comparisons you can do.

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Congrats to Ashley and Sam and thanks for your entries!

2 Responses to Contest Winners!

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Scott

October 21st, 2010 at 8:58 pm

Nice graphics, but some parts of Ashley’s graphic are debatable or downright wrong. The United States is the most generous country in the world if you count private sector aid in addition to official aid– and why wouldn’t you? In fact, the United States is the only country in the OECD where private philanthropy exceeds official aid, according to the Index of Global Philanthropy: http://www.hudson.org/files/documents/2010_IGP_Exec_Summary.pdf

Poverty rates are usually based on mean income, and are inherently misleading when comparing poverty between two countries. The average child living in “poverty” in the United States is objectively better off than most children in many developing countries.

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andrew lorien

October 24th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

I love the compare-o-tron.
i asked it to compare “my country”, “right” or “wrong”, and it was much more wrong than right…

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