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Comparing Prices: 2011 vs 2010

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On April 27, 2011 @ 7:30 am In Digital Media,Financial Press,Inflation | Comments Disabled

Inflation is sure to be part of the discussion at the press conference [1] with Chairman Bernanke today, which gives us yet another excuse to look at some chart porn.

Have a gander at the first graphic — its from the NYT, whose graphic department is usually pretty awesome:

The original

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Source: Behind the Rising Cost of Food (NYT [3])


But even awesome can be improved upon; The above chart was the inspiration for an improved version from Flowing Data [4]:

New & Improved

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Source: How much more we pay for stuff now than we did last year (Flowing Data [4])


I’d have to give the nod to Nate for his version — I think it is more informative, easier to read, and an improvement on what the NYTimes did.

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URLs in this post:

[1] press conference: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2011/04/10-questions-for-chairman-bernanke/

[2] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/24food-graphic-popup.jpg

[3] NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/24/weekinreview/24food.html

[4] Flowing Data: http://flowingdata.com/2011/04/27/how-much-more-we-pay-for-stuff-now-than-we-did-last-year/

[5] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Paying-More-for-Stuff.png

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