Occupy Wall Street: Overview, Scope & background

November 24, 2013

Now a global movement, the OWS is an ongoing demonstration protesting against the difference in wealth between the top 1% of earners and the other citizens of the United States, as well as social and economic inequality, corporate influence in politics, and corporate greed. Source

Which Sector Will Be the Next to Burst?

Which Sector Will Be the Next to Burst?

March 17, 2013

“Creative destruction” is the name given to the process of capitalism. Wealth built up in old industries flows to hot new sectors where it creates growth, matures, and then is destroyed to make way for the next wave. Sometimes popular attitudes push growth in one sector beyond sustainable limits until it pops like a bubble […]

The Financial State of the American Household

The Financial State of the American Household

March 15, 2013

People are still sore from the ill economic effects of the 2008-09 recession, but if you look at the numbers alone, you’d see a definite uptick. Household wealth, for once, increased in 2010. Household debt, meanwhile, decreased. This infographic crunches the numbers for us. Source


The Great Prosperity and The Great Regression

February 26, 2013

Before 1970, wages and overall compensation for production and non-supervisory workers tracked steadily upward alongside gains in productivity. From 1980 to 2009, no one did better than the top fifth. The poorest lost ground. Source


How important is money to your quality of life?

February 9, 2013

While it may be true that your livelihood revolves around money, the same may not be true for your happiness or quality of life. Here’s another infographic of a recent 4th and Forever Big Featured Discussion based on your responses. Source


Are You In the 99%

February 3, 2013

Who’s in the 99%? Those who earn less than $355,000 a year, according to IRS tax returns from 2009, which provide some information on the top 5%, top 1%, and top 0.1%. The U.S. Census provides 2010 household income data up to $250,000, which represents the lower 98%. Above $250,000 is the top 2%, and […]


Billionaires Hedge Their Bets on Politicians

January 25, 2013

My graphic illustrates some of this aisle-crossing. Included are the ten biggest donors among the Forbes 400; lines between them and political committees indicate donations they’ve made since 2005, and circle size corresponds to total donations. Source


Financial Lifecycle

December 31, 2012

As the stages of our lives move forward so does our financial status. This infographic takes a look at our Financial Life Cycle to provide a tool to follow and model after. Source


An unbalanced society

December 21, 2012

There is (unsurprisingly) very little data about the distribution of wealth in America. There is one source, the Survey of Consumer Finances, sponsored by the Federal Reserve Board, that does provide data starting from 1983. These data suggest that wealth 1 percent of families owns roughly 34.3% of the nation’s net worth, the top 10% […]

CO2 Emissions, GDP and Population as Bubble Charts

CO2 Emissions, GDP and Population as Bubble Charts

November 19, 2012

Complex data visualization, with data on CO2 emissions per Capita, Total CO2 emissions, Total Population, GDP and the region. Source

Smoking - Stats on the biggest cause of preventable diease in UK

Smoking – Stats on the biggest cause of preventable diease in UK

October 21, 2012

Smoking is the biggest cause of premature death and preventable disease in the UK, But just who and how much does it affect the UK? Source


Africa’s Top Ten Wealthiest People

October 5, 2012

In this infographic they list the top ten wealthiest people hailing from Africa and provide information for how much they’re worth. Source