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In the federal government, how likely is it that a woman will make more than a man?
If men and women were evenly distributed among federal jobs and pay ranges, you’d expect women to make more than men about half the time.
Bullies and Victims: How bullying incidents vary across grades and how they are reported
We analyzed a friendship and aggression network collected from a group of high school students (8th–12th graders). We depicted social behaviors among the studied subjects by designing a...
How does the world percieve corruption?
How does the world perceive corruption? The Corruption Perception Index is maintained by Transparency International from 2012 to 2015.
A Matter of Time
“A Matter of Time” takes a comprehensive look at the nature of long prison terms in the U.S. – how time served in state prisons has grown in recent years, who is serving the longest prison terms,...
Pollution: Have a Gold Star
The second largest polluing country in the world blatantly denies the existence of global warming, while we are witnessing some of the harshest environmental disasters directly related to the issue...
Venezuela's fortunes rise and fall with the price of oil, and when crude prices tanked in 2014, its economy was thrown into chaos. A government that had relied on oil revenues to fund social...
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...
The Rise and Fall of Greater China's Economy
China's economy has grown rapidly since its economic reforms and increasing openness to trade, however, Hong Kong and Taiwan's economic performance in recent years has gradually slowed. The Fortune...
All the government barbecues
In the last seven years, Brazilian public funds were used to pay for, on average, two steakhouse dinners every day. Since December of 2009, when all the expenses paid with government-sponsored...
North Korea's missiles and their ranges
The rocket tests of recent years show that North Korean missiles are no longer limited to targets across Asia. Their ultimate and preferred target, the US, is now within reach of its latest...
Until the upheaval of 2015, Europe was home to the world’s most open frontiers. But within months, a messy effort to halt a mass flow of migrants fleeing wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan...
10,000 words ranked according to their Trumpiness
Sometimes information is both telling and funny. Nikhil Sonnad and Keith Collins of Quartz visualize Donald Trump’s unique communication style during the 2016 presidential election. Analyzing the...
Every 40-year Returns Curve from US Stock Indexes since 1870, superimposed
This image represents all possible return curves from index funds 1870 to 2016, using a buy-and-hold strategy. All values are "real" returns, meaning that dividends and inflation have already been...
With His Family’s Fortune at Stake, President Kabila Digs In
Joseph Kabila and his relatives have built a network of businesses that reaches into every corner of Congo’s economy. Is that why he won’t step down?
Comparing Women's Working Hours Across the Globe
Based on data from The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, this visualization examines the number of hours worked by women on average per week. The story originally appeared in...
Evolving perceptions in the American healthcare landscape
With Americans considering healthcare to be one the biggest issues facing the country, Lightspeed Health conducted an exclusive survey of doctors and healthcare consumers to understand their...
2016 US Campaign Expenses
How did candidates spend their money in the 2016 US Election cycle? Data from the FEC