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Eurozones - The Brexit Landscape
The Eurozone? The European Economic Area? The European Free-Trade Area? The European Customs Union? Whaaat? A graphic that hopefully clarifies the complex structure of the European Union and the...
The size of the gender wage gap in Australia
To understand what the gap means in people's every day life, I compared the time it takes for men and women to earn those wages. In each occupation, how many weeks at a male's average salary does...
How Nafissatou Thiam beat the odds to claim the heptathlon gold in Rio
The Belgian outdid team GB’s Jessica Ennis-Hill, the defending Olympic champion. Breaking personal best after personal best, she gave the performance of a lifetime to steal the crown from the...
An engagement piece done for members of the Vice voices panel showing them the results of a study on key issues impacting them in the US.
The Multibillion Euro Theft
Never before has the state lost so much money through tax trickery. How did the largest tax scandal in postwar German history come to pass? We have the details.
A snapshot of the jobs malaise
This animated chart tracks the U.S. economy sector by sector, and follows employment and wages since 2006, just before the crash. The circles indicate industries, sized by their average number of...
French Presidential Election
On May 7, France elected Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old centrist, president for the next five years.
Bloomberg Brexit Barometer
Can a metaphor with animated weather icons track the economic well-being of the United Kingdom and show the impact of Brexit over time? Here is our attempt at adding a little levity to an important...
How America’s Thinking Changed Under Obama
Public opinion on 32 big issues over the past eight years
All but two countries are in the Paris climate agreement. The U.S. could be the third.
President Trump declared that the United States would leave the Paris climate agreement, following months of infighting among Trump’s staff that left the world in suspense. He said he hopes to...
Trumped: Analyzing 100 Days of Tweets
When Donald Trump took office on January 20th, 2017, he was already known for his tweeting — Slate even called him the best. Known for his strong interjections and his 140-character feuds with...
How do people search for candidates and political topics? And what are they really interested in? Wahl 2Q17 uses Google Trends to visualize the Google Search interest in the top candidates of the...
What happened in Manchester?
What happened in Manchester is a video made the day after the terrorist attack in the Manchester Arena. At times like this, when news develops quickly, the NOS newsroom works at full speed to cover...
The US Foreign-aid Budget, Visualized
Last month, the Obama administration announced an eye-popping $38 billion security assistance deal with the Israelis, to be disbursed over ten years starting in 2019. That caught us off-guard. It...
Election Results in the Third Dimension
The typical red/blue U.S. election map is in some ways deceiving. Since there is no adjustment made for population density, the balance of colors often tells you very little about which candidate...
Where Do Clinton And Trump Have The Most Upside?
Before the 2016 election, we built a county-by-county model to show where shifts in demographic groups could make the biggest difference. The model, and the resulting interactive, showed users...
Those places High-speed rail (HSR) could take you to
High-speed rail has developed rapidly in China in recent years. Its maximum speed has recently increased, to 350 kilometers per hour, and it has shortened the trip from Beijing to Nanjing to 3.5...
The Export Potential Tool is a project by the UN/WTO’s International Trade Centre to help small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries to find products, markets and suppliers with...
A key White House post remains unfilled: First Pet
Donald Trump has broken the mould of the American presidency in almost every major category. He is the country’s oldest commander-in-chief, its richest and the only one in history without any...
Eight years. 533 campaign promises. Tracking the record of President Barack Obama.
___ is more: Millennials versus Baby Boomers
___ is more? For Millennials and Baby Boomers, there is a clear divide between those who prioritize personal experiences versus financial stability as the "more" that they value. This piece won...
The Most Impactful Inventions in Each State In the U.S.
People love inventions. TV shows like Shark Tank and Make Me a Millionaire are pulling in a crazy number of viewers each night based on content around inventions. MidAmerica Nazarene University has...
Kushners’ China Deal Flop Was Part of Much Bigger Hunt for Cash
In 2007, the Kushners bought a flagship Manhattan tower at 666 Fifth Ave. for a record $1.8 billion — mostly with debt. An investigation into their finances reveal a real estate company overwhelmed...
What if: The EU had presidential elections like the USA?
There are two phenomena which converged towards the writing of this blogpost. First of, the recent US elections have put into question, yet again, the voting system used in electing the US...
The Art of Gerrymandering
In most states in the US, the responsibility for redrawing congressional districts is owned by none other than the state legislature. The majority party in state legislatures often abuse this right...
What does it look like when Obamacare explodes?
Obamacare’s insurance marketplaces are in a precarious position. Aetna quit the Obamacare marketplaces last week, leaving Nebraska and Delaware. In Iowa, a smaller plan called Medica has...
2017 Terrorist Attacks
In recent years, an increasing number of terrorist attacks have shocked communities around the world. Many of the gravest attacks have occurred in nations often overlooked by Western media, such as...
Deportations from the US
The data shows the number of foreigners removed from the United States has been increasing for several decades. Trump’s hard-line stance might not be the fundamental shift in national policy as it...
When Donald Trump swept to victory in the Electoral College on Nov. 8, perhaps no group was more surprised than journalists, who had largely bought into the polls showing Hillary Clinton was...
Global Modern Slavery 2016
Slavery is a term that many don’t associate with modern times; however 45.8 million people are estimated to be living in slavery today. The chart below shows their distribution worldwide and the...