Everyone The U.S. Government Owes Money To, In One Graph [INFOGRAPHIC]


If Congress doesn’t raise the debt ceiling soon, the U.S. government won’t be able to pay its debts. Here’s who the government owes money to — all the holders of U.S. Treasury debt, broken down by category and by how much government debt they hold.


Infographic source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/10/10/230944425/everyone-the-u-s-government-owes-money-to-in-one-graph


Gustavo Vieira Dias – How To Be Happy



Image source: http://lsoares.blogs.sapo.pt/881925.html

H/T: http://www.wired.com/design/2013/10/13-sterling-pieces-of-data-viz-from-the-best-american-infographic-2013/#slideid-257881

What’s Flying Above Your Head? Far More Than You Think [INFOGRAPHIC]


Icarus may not have had to worry about being sucked into the engine of a jet, but even he would have faced, for example, a cloud of migrating bugs once he reached 1,000 feet above sea level.


Image source and article: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/09/qq_aboveyourhead/

Why It’s Easier To Buy An Assault Weapon Than To Vote, In One Graphic


…individuals can buy assault weapons without showing identification in more than 30 states, while federal law prohibits states from allowing individuals to vote without some form of identification. In recent years, 13 states have passed stricter voter ID requirements and half a dozen more are considering voter suppression measures in the aftermath of the Supreme Court ruling invalidating a key section of the Voting Rights Act.


Image source and article: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/08/29/2550851/guns/

Every Stop and Frisk in NYC in 2012, in 2 Charts


Per the NYCLU: “Of the 532,911 stops last year, 284,229 (54.8 percent) were of black people, and 165,140 (31.8 percent) were of Latinos. Conversely, whites accounted for only 50,366 (9.7 percent) of the stops.”


Image source and article: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/08/every-stop-and-frisk-in-nyc-in-2012-in-2-charts/279077/