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.
Today’s ranking of the world’s richest people
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.
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.
Occupy George circulates dollar bills stamped with fact-based infographics about economic disparity
How rich are the superrich – one of 8 charts on income inequality in America.