Revolvers’ Dollars: The Cash Behind K Street

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It’s a well-known Washington truism that the place to get rich is on #KStreet. But if you really want to strike it big, head through the revolving door.

That’s because lobbyists with government experience most likely make three times as much as those without it - and significantly more than a member of Congress.

Explore the cash behind K Street in Sunlight’s new series - Revolvers’ Dollars: http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2014/01/21/revolving-door-lobbyists-government-experience/

New Currency Borders via Fast Company:
"Theoretical physicist Dirk Brockmann used the dollar bill tracking site Where’s George to see how money moves, and create new state boundaries based on our economies. The darker the blue lines, the less likely it is a dollar bill will have crossed it."

New Currency Borders via Fast Company:

"Theoretical physicist Dirk Brockmann used the dollar bill tracking site Where’s George to see how money moves, and create new state boundaries based on our economies. The darker the blue lines, the less likely it is a dollar bill will have crossed it."

Posted 10 months ago
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Shining a light on DC campaign finance 

Over the last two years, money from 47 other states has poured into DC municipal contests, raising intriguing questions about what interest contributors might have in races where the debate often centers around parking restrictions, charter schools and creating dog parks. Our analysis shows that contributions from outside DC made up 30 percent of the funding used to fuel local political campaigns.

We’ve just added several years worth of D.C. campaign finance data into Influence Explorer. Dig in here.

Can we Get Along Without the Penny? This Chart May Help you Decide

Can we get along without the U.S. penny? Reportedly, a majority of Americans think we cannot. We’re just used to it. After all, the penny has been around in one form or another ever since George Washington signed An Act to Provide for a Copper Coinage in 1792.

Can we Get Along Without the Penny? This Chart May Help you Decide

Can we get along without the U.S. penny? Reportedly, a majority of Americans think we cannot. We’re just used to it. After all, the penny has been around in one form or another ever since George Washington signed An Act to Provide for a Copper Coinage in 1792.

Posted 1 year ago
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Bloomberg Billionaires
Today’s ranking of the world’s richest people

Bloomberg Billionaires

Today’s ranking of the world’s richest people
Posted 1 year ago
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World Map of Banknotes Featuring the Currency of Each Country

The310Investigator created this world map from digital images of banknotes from around the world. Each country on the map is represented by its own currency.

World Map of Banknotes Featuring the Currency of Each Country

The310Investigator created this world map from digital images of banknotes from around the world. Each country on the map is represented by its own currency.

Posted 1 year ago
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U.S. exceptionalism and billionaires

Ryan McCarthy linked to a post by Ruchir Sharma running on Ezra Klein’s blog analyzing global billionaires.
It has an accompanying chart, which fails our self-sufficiency test. That test involves erasing raw data from a chart, and figuring out how much information the graphical elements themselves convey.

U.S. exceptionalism and billionaires

Ryan McCarthy linked to a post by Ruchir Sharma running on Ezra Klein’s blog analyzing global billionaires.

It has an accompanying chart, which fails our self-sufficiency test. That test involves erasing raw data from a chart, and figuring out how much information the graphical elements themselves convey.

Posted 1 year ago
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xkcd’s Rendition of All the Money in the World

Money - A Chart of All of It, Where It Is and What It Can Do [xkcd.com] by Randall Munroe’s webcomic xkcd is the epitome of all infographics: an immensely large chart,  accompanied by some immensely small captions, that together compare the  different amounts of money flowing in the world. From single dollar  amounts to those huge trillion numbers that we now regularly hear about  in the news, it’s all included by representing the individual quantities  by an accompanying number of small squares.
Money - A Chart of All of It, Where It Is and What It Can Do [xkcd.com] by Randall Munroe’s webcomic xkcd is the epitome of all infographics: an immensely large chart, accompanied by some immensely small captions, that together compare the different amounts of money flowing in the world. From single dollar amounts to those huge trillion numbers that we now regularly hear about in the news, it’s all included by representing the individual quantities by an accompanying number of small squares.
Posted 2 years ago
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Occupy George circulates dollar bills stamped with fact-based infographics about economic disparity

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Occupy George circulates dollar bills stamped with fact-based infographics about economic disparity

Reblogged 2 years ago from curiositycounts
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How rich are the superrich – one of 8 charts on income inequality in America.

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How rich are the superrich – one of 8 charts on income inequality in America.

Reblogged 3 years ago from curiositycounts
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