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Great Graphic: Changes in South African Inequality During Mandela's Life

December 08, 2013
This Great Graphic shows how the average income and population by racial group changed during the life of Nelson Mandela.  It comes from The Economist.
It illustrates a sad fact.  Income disparity in South Africa is larger now than under Apartheid.  
There have been joint and distributional gains since the end of Apartheid.  The distributional gai…
Great Graphic: Changes in South African Inequality During Mandela's Life Great Graphic:  Changes in South African Inequality During Mandela's Life Reviewed by Marc Chandler on December 08, 2013 Rating: 5
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Great Graphic: Global Education

December 06, 2013
This Great Graphic was posted on CNN by  Sophia Brown.  It shows the results of last year's test, conducted by the OECD.  Its initiative, the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests more than 500,000 students (aged 15-16) from 65 countries (representing about 80% of the world's GDP) every three years. 
Asian countries acc…
Great Graphic: Global Education Great Graphic:  Global Education Reviewed by Marc Chandler on December 06, 2013 Rating: 5
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Great Graphic: Do Recoveries belong to the Rich?

September 16, 2013
There is a debate among economists about the merits of quantitative easing, by which it is meant the practice of increasing the size of the a central bank's balance sheet.

This is done to augment monetary easing, in a time when nominal interest rates are approaching or at the zero bound. Some economists criticize quantitative easing because …
Great Graphic: Do Recoveries belong to the Rich? Great Graphic:  Do Recoveries belong to the Rich? Reviewed by Marc Chandler on September 16, 2013 Rating: 5
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Great Graphic: Is Minimum Wage for Kids?

September 10, 2013
This Great Graphic was posted on the Center for American Progress and was re-tweeted by the Economic Policy Institute. It highlights an important gap between perceptions and reality. Those who receive minimum wage are older, with slightly over half in full time positions, and important contributors to the household income.


Great Graphic: Is Minimum Wage for Kids? Great Graphic:  Is Minimum Wage for Kids?  Reviewed by Marc Chandler on September 10, 2013 Rating: 5
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Great Graphic: Illustration of the Concentration of Wealth in the US

August 18, 2013
On this side of the crisis, the disparity of income and wealth has become a more prominent feature of the political discourse, though it is far from clear that much is being done to address it.  
This Great Graphic illustrates the concentration of wealth in the United States.  It was posted on the Daily Kos blog.  It comes from an Occupy Poster.�…
Great Graphic: Illustration of the Concentration of Wealth in the US Great Graphic:  Illustration of the Concentration of Wealth in the US Reviewed by Marc Chandler on August 18, 2013 Rating: 5
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Great Graphic: Sources of Income and Economic Interest

August 03, 2013
This Great Graphic was posted on Mother Jones by Kevin Drum, who saw it on the Tax Policy Center blog.  It shows by how the sources of income vary by quintile in the US.  
One does not need to be a strict economic determinist to see the connection between one's sources of income and one's political interests.  Most of those that see trans…
Great Graphic: Sources of Income and Economic Interest Great Graphic:  Sources of Income and Economic Interest Reviewed by Marc Chandler on August 03, 2013 Rating: 5
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Great Graphic: US House Prices

June 20, 2013
This Great Graphic comes from the NY Federal Reserve. It shows the changes in US house prices as of April from a year ago by county. The darker the green the larger the increase. The red reflects falling prices. The actual chart is interactive. Click here get to the original source. Of note the graph below shows the most marked increase in …
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Great Graphic: Money Can't Buy You Love, but What about Happiness?

May 03, 2013
This Great Graphic is from the Economist. It is based on the work of two economists, Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers. A recent research paper looks at the relationship between self assessments of one's well being and the self-reported annual income.  
For nearly 40 years now the conventional wisdom is that money can't buy happiness.…
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Great Graphic: Education Achievement and Unemployment

March 18, 2013
This Great Graphic was on re-posted on Business Insider from Calculated Risk.  It charts the changing unemployment rate for different education levels in the US.  
It shows that those at least a four-year degree experience significantly lower levels of unemployment, and get hit less hard during economic downturns (the blue bars).  
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Great Graphic: Education Achievement and Unemployment Great Graphic:  Education Achievement and Unemployment Reviewed by Marc Chandler on March 18, 2013 Rating: 5
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Great Graphic: The Breadth of the US Equity Culture

March 16, 2013
This Great Graphic was posted on the Washington Post's Wonk blog by Brad Plumer.   A little more than half of Americans own some stock, mostly through defined contribution 401k schemes.  This is the kernel of truth in talk of a US equity culture.  
Yet equity ownership is highly concentrated. Research from the Economic Policy Institute finds …
Great Graphic: The Breadth of the US Equity Culture Great Graphic:  The Breadth of the US Equity Culture Reviewed by Marc Chandler on March 16, 2013 Rating: 5
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Cool Video: Perceptions and Reality of Inequality in US

March 11, 2013
This cool video is from mashable.com. In about 6 1/2 minutes see the extent of inequality and how unprecedented it is. The video does not preach. It is largely descriptive in nature. It shows a profound gap between perceptions of inequality and what the data actually shows.  The real debate is not so much over the fact of inequality, nor its…
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