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Can Government Spending Stimulate the Economy

Can Government Spending Stimulate the Economy

Thursday, December 17, 2009 19:58

During the passage of the most recent stimulus bill there was much debate over if the government spending even has the possibility of being effective.  This debate continues today, largely along partisan lines, so I was curious if there is any empirical evidence to support the ...

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Credit Crisis Visualized

Credit Crisis Visualized

Sunday, March 15, 2009 8:30

Presentation Zen has put together a great video describing the credit crisis that I have embedded below.  Thank you Jeff for the forward. The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan ...

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A New Look at Poverty

A New Look at Poverty

Monday, January 5, 2009 20:30

I  geek out on creative ways to analyze data, I LOVE it.  So when my buddy Jeff forwarded me the below l actually watched it twice in a row.  It is a little long but absolutely worth it. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/hans_rosling_shows_the_best_stats_you_ve_ever_seen.html

Obama's Cabinet

Obama’s Cabinet

Saturday, November 29, 2008 13:12

Obama has been assembling his cabinet more rapidly than nearly any of his predecessors (2). I’m sure some of this is helped along by the fact that his transition team started the vetting process of potential cabinet members ...

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A Country of Purple

A Country of Purple

Sunday, November 16, 2008 8:42

Mark Newman from Physics department at the University of Michigan took the time to create some interesting visualizations of the election data.  The goal was to provide a  graphic that better reflects the actual vote in the country.  Here are a couple examples below, for the rest visit his site ...

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Excellent Map Tool

Excellent Map Tool

Friday, November 14, 2008 13:53

The site http://show.mappingworlds.com/ has put together some great visualizations of information.  They take statistics such as population, GDP, illiteracy, cause of death (AIDS), legal abortions measured by country and re size the country to reflect that number.  It is both a cool and effective way to present data, some ...

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The Best Candidate Comparision Site I Have Seen

Friday, October 10, 2008 7:31

Below are some excerpts from the best candidate comparision site I have yet to see.  This is just a little bit of what you can find on the site, I encourage everbody to check it out.  Thank you LaterSkater for sending this site to me. Who is winning The presidential election is decided ...

Why we Need the Bailout

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 2:09

First I want to recognize Chris for all of the research he put into this post, thank you. I also want to thank LaterSkater for your forwards and and a preemptive thank you for helping me not to assault the English language with my grammar. I think there are a ...

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Review of the Debates

Sunday, September 28, 2008 13:56

Note: I have started a thread in the forum to discuss this topic here: http://anotherdamnblog.com/index.php/forum/presidential-politics/first-presidential-debate/page-1/post-4/#p4 with some of the gems from the Fark discussion posted there as well. Early polls of the debates rate the candidate performance like this: CBS/ Knowledge Network Obama - 39% McCain - 24% Draw - 37%Insider Advantage Obama - ...

The United States of Mind

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 12:09

The Wall Street Jornal just posted an interesting article about some research of regional personality traits.  Click here for the an interactive graphic of our personality traits by state. (Thank you Later Skater for the link) Enjoy. -ep

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