I suppose this shouldn’t be surprising – and it’s interesting in terms of proposed changes to social security. (related article)
Interesting chart in that it combines life expectancy with "percentage of healthy years”. I’ve heard that a lot of medical research now isn’t necessarily to make you live longer, but for you to be healthy as long as possible, then fall apart all at once and die quickly.
Music sales rose last year for the first time in over a decade. Click below for a video explanation over at the Economist. Huffington has some more of the numbers.
I look at this chart and wonder who is still buying all that physical music? Must be the same people who are responsible for this list of top ten selling albums I have never heard.
Not much new here – but it is well explained. Personally, instead of focusing on a subjective comparison of what people thought would be “fair”, I would have liked to see more visuals illustrating how this has changed over the past few decades.
Not much of a graph design wise, but it does drive home the data to vaccine skeptics. Get your shots!!
Heat maps of apartment rental prices in DC:
and many many other cities using a tool created by Jeff Kaufman.
This year, in interactive format, allowing you to select a base currency and see the changes over time.
For fairly intelligent discussion of whether this means anything, check out the comments over at The Big Picture.
I’m not expert enough on any of these to say whether this is accurate or not. A clear explanation of what the different colors and line widths would have been helpful.
Some other versions:
Bloomberg has several interactive tools for filtering and ranking the the world’s billionaires.
If you click on any of them, individual profiles come up, like for Carlos Slim":
You can plot them by industry, gender, number of children and all kinds of other variables.
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