Posts filed under “Digital Media”

Bush Econ: A Legacy of Little Growth

How growth in jobs, in gross domestic product and in disposable income have fared during the Bush administration and those of his 10 most recent predecessors.


via WP



Economy Made Few Gains in Bush Years
Eight-Year Period Is Weakest in Decades
Neil Irwin and Dan Eggen
Washington Post, Monday, January 12, 2009; Page A01

Category: Bailouts, Digital Media, Economy, Employment, Markets

2008 U.S. Stock Repurchases

via Bloomberg > Source: U.S. Stock Repurchases Plunge More Than Prices: Chart of Day David Wilson Bloomberg, Jan. 6 2009

Category: Corporate Management, Digital Media, Markets, Valuation

The Three Trillion Dollar War

Excellent infographic depicting the enormous costs of the Iraq war. It explains in 10 steps why Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s 2003 estimates of the war in Iraq’s costs at $60 billion were so wildly off by 10 times that figure. click for really ginormous graphic By the time the United States leaves Iraq, the…Read More

Category: Digital Media, War/Defense, Web/Tech

Shrinking Earnings

Another visualization of the earnings fall off, this one from Comstock Partners. >

Category: Digital Media, Earnings

December Labor Picture Data

via NYT > Source: Jobless Rate Hits 7.2%, a 16-Year High LOUIS UCHITELLE NYT, January 9, 2009

Category: Digital Media, Employment, Wages & Income

The Chaos Inside a Cancer Cell

via NYT > Source: The Chaos Inside a Cancer Cell NICHOLAS WADE NYT, December 25, 2008 See Also: Why Early Detection Is the Best Way to Beat Cancer Thomas Goetz Wired, 12.22.08

Category: Digital Media, Science

U3 vs. U6 Unemployment Data

I love the way the two data lines on the graph below overlap: via Jake at Econompic > Source: Table A-12. Alternative measures of labor underutilization

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Employment

Holiday 2008 Retail Sales (Not Good)

via NYT > Source: Holiday Sales Were Dismal, Data Shows STEPHANIE ROSENBLOOM NYT, January 8, 2009

Category: Consumer Spending, Digital Media, Retail

Calculating Your Loss Recovery

The NYT has this nice interactive graphic that calculates how long it will take to return to breakeven: > Source: Calculate Your Financial Comeback NYT, January 6, 2009

Category: Digital Media, Investing, Mathematics

Paying for Energy Efficiency

graphic courtesy of NYT > Source: Obscure Fee Pays for Efficient-Energy Projects KEN BELSON NYT, December 28, 2008

Category: Digital Media, Energy