How effective was all the new campaign spending? I’m sure the analysis will be debated until the next election.
Preliminary estimates of total:
Also, if you’re all worked up about the election (as I was yesterday), it calmed my nerves and restored my faith in democracy a bit to read this article from Cracked (which is having oddly insightful articles lately)
I’m a little surprised by the increase in non-payers over the years.
Non payers by state. I’m not sure I agree with using ordinal coloring – especially when so many states fall into the 30-40% range.
“Eastern Europe” doesn’t really exist anymore. In fact, it never really did in the first place, according to this videographic.
From The Economist:
OUTSIDE China, people tend to assume that the country’s impressive economic growth is due to exports. As the chart below, drawn from our special report on China’s economy, shows, this notion has always been exaggerated and is now plain false. China grows thanks to high levels of investment—far higher than those seen in previous Asian miracles such as South Korea and Japan. The corollary of this is low levels of private consumption. Some argue that this must lead to imbalances that one day will send China’s economy off a cliff. We disagree.
This is a strange little tool: an interactive index to middle east unrest.
Move the sliders to ascribe different weightings to the various indicators that may influence instability (since the values shown are rounded, they may not always add up to exactly 100). Lock individual sliders by clicking the checkboxes. Roll over the chart to see indicators for each country.
In some parts of the world, marrying young is commonplace. I couldn’t find the exact comparison for the United States, but the median age when married is 26 (2009). Wikipedia lists data for additional countries, if you’re interested.
Interactive tree map of the top 20 charts viewed on the Economist’s website.
The Economist produced this video explaining population trends using a series of well designed radial diagrams, including the birth of the 7th billion living person, expected in 2011. The surprising part: after ridiculous growth in the past century, things are starting to slow down.
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