4/22: Making Change with the 50 Dollar Bill

April 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured, Money, Money Vault, Value Added

A Republican congressman from North Carolina has proposed legislation that would replace the image of President Ulysses S. Grant on the fifty dollar bill with that of President Ronald Reagan. Do Americans want this change to occur? Ulysses S. Grant and Ronald Reagan Most do not.  79% think this suggestion is a bad idea while 12% say it’s a good one.  9% are unsure. Reagan is the modern day hero of many Republicans, but even more than seven in ten members of the nation’s GOP — 71% — believe the switch is a bad idea.  83% of Democrats and 79% of independents agree. Table: Reagan... 

The Crisis of Credit Visualized

March 24, 2009 by  
Filed under Money, Value Added

Today’s turbulent economic times are enough to make even the most financially-minded person’s head spin!  If you’re looking to better understand the factors contributing to today’s recession, Interaction and Media Designer Jonathan Jarvis has broken down this complex issue through the use of animated graphics and audio narration.  In “The Crisis of Credit Visualized,” Jarvis tells a simple story of how American society got itself into this financial mess.  Jarvis’ work is also one of 27 visualizations and infographics FlowingData.com has compiled to...