Which countries have the greatest public debts relative to the size of their economies? The IMF has a great data mapping tool, which includes the ability to look at historical data and play back changes over time. The following graph comes from their historical public debt database; the graph below was adjusted using PPP. The […]
From Scott Sumner, we have a new way of visualizing the political spectrum. I wonder how many people would self-identify as a corrupt democrat or a corrupt republican? I also think that the words ‘idealistic’ and ‘pragmatic’ are slightly loaded, but nevertheless this is an interesting way to distinguish between values and ideology.
I recently read a post on Fell in love with data by Enrico Bertini, a researcher at U. Konstanz in Germany. He makes the excellent point that while data mining and data visualization have historically been at odds, they can no longer stay separated due to the demands of the data-rich society we are creating […]
Craig Labovitz at Arbor Networks brings us a truly dramatic visualization of the internet blackout taking place currently in Egypt. No news as to when or how the major ISP’s will come back online, but there is some speculation that the information blockade may be lifted sometime in the coming days as President Mubarak struggles […]