Posts Tagged ‘charts!’

How much is the Pulitzer Prize worth?

I was surprised to learn that the Pulitzer Prize is only worth $10,000. I guess you really need to be in this field for the love of the game.

PrizesFinalB How much is the Pulitzer Prize worth?

Now with the doom and gloom not just predicted but realized in numbers for print journalism, and the difficulty in turning online content into actual dollars, we should be concerned about the future of journalism. I enjoy reading a good blog and all, but without the investigative RIGOR that comes with good, solid, journalistic practices, we should be worried. Really worried.

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American Vice: Mapping the 7 Deadly Sins

American Vice: Mapping the 7 Deadly Sins (from Wired, where else?!)

Greed
Average income compared with number of people living below the poverty line.

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People in Germany need to have more sex. Or keep their clunkers. According to the Economist. Well, kind of.



Birth People in Germany need to have more sex. Or keep their clunkers. According to the Economist. Well, kind of.

People in Germany really need to start having more sex.
Otherwise they are really going to need Death Panel for Grandmas, you know, when there are no more young people to take care of the old people.

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Which countries lead in Teenage Drunkenness? Note to self: Do not move to Denmark…

Teenagers 731114 Which countries lead in Teenage Drunkenness? Note to self: Do not move to Denmark...

This Daily Chart from the Economist solved it for me: have been agonizing over whether to move to Denmark since we love Legos so… Now I know with two impressionable boys, this is a country we should keep away from during their teenage years…

Denmark and excessive drinking? No surprise really, if you have seen this vid:

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Americans pay $650 billion more for health care than comparable countries…

ChartFocus Jan09 Americans pay $650 billion more for health care than comparable countries...

It is technically $643 billion, the additional amount Americans paid for health care in 2006 compared to the other countries with comparable wealth and health, according to the research article “Why Americans Pay More for Health Care?” in the December 2008 issue of the venerable McKinsey Quarterly. (Ok, probably not as venerable as The Harvard Business Review, but still a good thing to be inserted into your conversation with your interviewers…)

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Mankind’s reach for the sky – The Tower of Babel apparently did not teach us anything…

Tallest Buildings new3 Mankinds reach for the sky   The Tower of Babel apparently did not teach us anything... Instead, we seem to pride ourselves on it. Free will. The power to accomplish the unthinkable. The art of one-upmanship.

Many did not realize that the 2300-foot tall Burj Dubai is “only” the world’s Tallest Structure, and not the Tallest Building yet. Until Burj Dubai is completed and occupied, the honor of “The World’s Tallest Building” currently still rests with Taipei 101. The grand opening of Burj Dubai is slated for September 2009. Hurray!

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Latest Poll: Less than 40% of Americans believe in Evolutionism… Wonder whether Canada fares better

pp05ytoxcuijd73t qrr3w Latest Poll: Less than 40% of Americans believe in Evolutionism... Wonder whether Canada fares better

as they have more Democrats and Liberals than we do?
This is the latest poll by Gallup this month, in honor of Darwin’s 200th birthday, an update from the Economist Daily Chart that I posted a week ago: data for that chart was from 2006, and at that time, less than 50% of the Americans believed in Evolution…. What happened??!! We all collectively took the stupid pill?

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Fewer than 50% Americans believe in the Evolution Theory… How many of the rest believe in aliens?

Darwin 764847 Fewer than 50% Americans believe in the Evolution Theory... How many of the rest believe in aliens?

Numbers (or Bars) speak louder than words. Draw any conclusion based on your own bias and convictions. And don’t send me any hate mail, but this visual impact is too much for me to bear. I feel dizzy. Would be interested to see how this affects the government’s and Bill Gates’ professed belief and vowed actions to improve science standards for education in the U.S.

Seriously, if you have any gripes, sign in to the Economist and post your comment there. As of now, there are 161 comments: obviously this is a topic that is close to home, to people’s hearts and brains. (But if you ask me, it is obvious which side has more brains than the other…)

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The Lipstick Index: Myth Busted?

Lipstick main The Lipstick Index: Myth Busted?

The first time I heard about the Lipstick Index was from a Mary Kay rep: I learned from her that the three recession-proof products are lipsticks, alcohol, and cigarettes. It is not difficult to understand why alcohol and cigarettes are recession-proof: if you are addicted to something, you are going to get your drink on, in good times or hard times. (The same can be said of drugs and “purchased sex”, then? I imagine a flat line across the chart for these addictions?)
Above is the Daily Chart from The Economist on January 23, 2009, comparing national GDP to lipstick sales from 1989 to 2007.

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The Economist Daily Chart: World Internet Users now over ONE Billion!

Internet The Economist Daily Chart: World Internet Users now over ONE Billion!

I only recently discovered that The Economist online includes a “Daily Chart” section in which a snapshot of an intriguing world phenomenon or a trivial yet fascinating trend is presented daily.

From January 26, 2009: Chart showing number of Internet users by the top countries.

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