Data + Design Project

Americans: Not Too Spooked to Splurge on Halloween

Friday 10.19.2012 , Posted by

Creepy Ghosts, Boney Skeletons, and Brain Eating Zombies will be shelling out the dough this Halloween. Halloween is arguably one of the greatest times of the year, and the only time you have free reign to scare the living bejesus out of your friends, and vice-versa. Carving pumpkins, planning your costume, and decorating the house are all things that get you in the mood for the season. [Read more…]

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Death & Taxes: How is the U.S. Spending Our Money?

Tuesday 10.25.2011 , Posted by

Death and Taxes is a behemoth graph of the federal budget. Containing 500 of the largest programs and departments, nearly all that receive over 200 million dollars each year, the graphic gives us a revealing look at where the U.S. puts its financial priorities.

Created using data from the president’s 2012 budget proposal, Jess Bachman spends a few months each year creating a new edition to keep us up to date. All of the program circles are proportional in size to their funding levels and for comparison the percentage change from both 2012 and 2002 is included so you can identify trends. For a full sized, zoomable view, or to purchase the yearly poster, head to deathandtaxesposter.com [Read more…]

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