Tag Archives: government
Posted on 05. Nov, 2010 by admin.
Trying something new here. This is a timeline for the most part, but with various accompanying visuals and marginalia. I think the overall point is clear though. Beware! Low data-to-ink ratio. It’s also my first extreme horizontal piece and I think mint.com did a great job making a template for it. To support my work [...]
Posted on 26. Oct, 2010 by admin.
Sure Google has 66% of the search market. But what defines a monopoly, at least as far as the government is concerned, is shifting and interpretive set of criteria. Search isn’t steel, or oil. Monopolizing ‘finding stuff on the net’ can have a huge far reaching impact, as it operates as a gateway to information. [...]
Posted on 21. Sep, 2010 by admin.
This infographic article one for Mint.com deals with the unseen pitfalls that beset you when you buy a Gift Card. Basically you are trading legal tender for a tenuous and fleeting corporate contract, designed to part you with your money in a host of nefarious ways. Oh and the State can confiscate your gift cards too. To [...]
Posted on 02. Sep, 2010 by admin.
This one, which is more of a graphic article than infographic, is hugely important. What we are doing to our students, that the government is a willing participant in, is outrageous. Forget credit card debt, our educational loan industry is producing a generation of students shackled with exploding and uncompromising debt. The federal government has stripped students [...]
Posted on 19. Nov, 2009 by admin.
Ok, that’s not the title of the infographic, but it’s appropriate. Reverse Mortgages are a financial product available to seniors and they are set to explode as the baby boomers head off into retirement and are finding out that they don’t have enough cash to pay for their expenses. Reverse Mortgages used to have a [...]
Posted on 21. Oct, 2009 by admin.
Here is one in a series I am doing for Mint.com. It is a comparison of the United States and Russia over 100 factors. I have used the same format in comparing China, Canada and Mexico, and India. Pretty popular stuff, with over 4500 Diggs between them. The first thing most people notice is that [...]
Posted on 15. May, 2009 by admin.
So the Obama’s administration released their full budget numbers last friday through the OMB. This information which is thousands of pages long contains all the spending estimated for the federal goverment for 2010. Usually this data is released the first Monday in February, but due to a new administration and recent economic activity, it has [...]
Posted on 14. Apr, 2009 by admin.
So I have this issue for a infographic I am working on and decided to throw the question out there to see if I can get any answers. I have emailed several econ professors with the following email, but perhaps the net at large will have better insights. I am a graphic designer who specializes [...]
Posted on 13. Jun, 2008 by admin.
Keeping America competitive requires affordable energy. And here we have a serious problem: America is addicted to oil, which is often imported from unstable parts of the world. The best way to break this addiction is through technology. Since 2001, we have spent nearly $10 billion to develop cleaner, cheaper, and more reliable alternative energy [...]