November 25th, 2011

The Deficit

Stumbling into an “Infographic” and with all the hoopla about Greece, the collapsing Euro etcetera, I thought it be interesting to post two infographics. One unfortunately is in Dutch but bear with me it is a great one. Open this link please. As you can see you can click on a year between 2001 and 2010 and select a them above that. The themes are: Economic growth, National Debt, Shortage on National Balance and Unemployment.

For reference, have a look at US National Debt Clock. For the US, the National Debt is roughly 100% of the GDP. Note that only Greece and Italy exceed the US for that that metric.

On unemployment, it’s a more balanced outcome: the US just under 10%, about 10 countries in Europe are above that.

Also note how the East-European economies, while small, are doing mighty fine.


November 14th, 2011

The photographer

Forgot about this one, sorry. Vivian Maier. Wonderful photography in a what seems to me US urban context.