50 Years of Government Spending

In: Politics US Economy

18 May 2012

I usually don’t like viewing stacked bars over time – it’s too hard to see what’s changing. This one still isn’t perfect, but the deficiencies are moderated somewhat by clear labels and only having the three columns. Content wise, it’s pretty fascinating too.


3 Responses to 50 Years of Government Spending



May 18th, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Where is education???



May 21st, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Rogier, follow the link to NPR and you will read that education has been lumped in with “everything else”.



June 7th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

This chart is of Federal spending. The bulk of state spending goes to education (for example, by law, nearly half the CA budget goes to education).

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