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Posted in Uncategorized on March 14, 2009 by aaxei
  • 27 Visualizations and Infographics to Understand the Financial Crisis

    Posted: Fri, 13 Mar 2009 06:30:08 +0000

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. If there’s anything good that has come out of the financial crisis it’s the slew of high-quality graphics to help us understand what’s going on. Some visualizations attempt to explain it all while others focus on affected business. Others concentrate on how we, as citizens are affected. Some show those who are responsible. After you examine these 25 visualizations and infographics, no doubt you’ll have a pretty good idea about what’s going on.

    Visual Guides to the Financial Crisis

    Let’s start things off with some comprehensive guides to the financial crisis. Several of these are from GOOD magazine’s recent contest to make sense of it all.

    2008 Financial Crisis by Carolyn Aler and Sam Conway

    A Visual Guide to the Financial Crisis by Jess Bachman

    Jess from WallStats put this together for the Mint blog. I’m pretty sure they have him on retainer.

    The Global Finanical Crisis by Cypher 13

    Where Did All the Money Go? by Emilia Klimiuk

    From Feliciano Rahardjo

    Looks like the beginning of a comic book.

    A Closer Look at the Global Financial Crisis by Liam Johnstone

    Economic Meltdown of 2008-2009 by Pei San Ng

    The Global Money Mess by Karen Ong

    Crisis of Credit Visualized by Jonathan Jarvis

    We saw this one a few days ago in animated form.

    Stimulus vs Bailout Plans

    OK, now that we have an idea of what’s going on here, let’s take a look at the stimulus/bailout plans. The government is handing out a lot of money. Where’s it all going and when?

    Bailout Tracker by The New York Times

    Congressional Voting on the Bailout Plan by The New York Times

    Gotta go through a lot of voting before deciding whether or not to spend $700 billion.

    Total Spending by The Wall Street Journal

    Obama’s $787 billion Dollar Economic Stimulus Plan by CreditLoan

    Bubbles, bubbles, and more bubbles.

    Slicing Up the Economic Stimulus Bill by Associated Press from Obama Administration

    The Obama administration seems to understand that it’s important to provide information to the public.

    Effects on Business

    Will the bailout do any good? What effect has the current state of the economy had on big business?

    Map of the Market by The New York Times

    How this Bear Market Compares by The New York Times

    Making Sense of Problems at Fannie and Freddie by The New York Times

    Golden Parachutes by Jess Bachman

    The Fall of GM by Jess Bachman

    The Cost of Bailing Out AIG via Many Eyes

    Effects On the Individual

    Enough about business. How are you affected?

    Job Losses in Recent Recessions by Time Magazine

    Visualizing Money

    One Trillion Dollars by Mint and WallStats

    How Much is $700 billion? by USA Today

    What Does One Trillion Dollars Look Like from PageTutor

    Looks at Past Recessions

    The best way to prepare for the future is to look at what was done in the past.

    How the Government Dealt with Past Recessions by The New York Times

    A Tally of Federal Rescues by The New York Times

    See. I told you that you’d understand a this financial crisis a little better. Did I miss any other stellar graphics?



Posted in Uncategorized on March 13, 2009 by aaxei