Sunday, August 17, 2014

Weekend visualization graphics

The Times has been pioneer in great data visualization journalism. A few weekend graphics

1. This interactive graphic illustrates how the market capitalization of Wall Street firms shrank and then grew during the peak of the sub-prime crisis (October 2007-September 2009).

2. This interactive graphic shows how the different components and the sub-components of the Consumer Price Index in the US changed from March 2007 to March 2008.
3. This interactive graphic (Voronoi tree map) shows the proportions of people in each US state in 2012 based on their places of birth. This is a series of state-wise graphic of the places of birth since 1900.

4. This interactive graphic from Atlanta Fed is a spider chart which tracks 13 US labor market indicators covering four categories for the period from December 2007 to July 2014.

5. Superb Times essay on how businesses play states and local governments against each other and pocket large fiscal incentives. Such incentives, mainly in the form of income tax and sales tax credits for long periods, amount to $80 bn a year in the US. However, there is little to suggest that these incentives, by themselves, generate jobs. This interactive graphic shows how much was provided as concessions by different US states and who pocketed them.  

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