Google Proximity: Informational Distance Between Cities

Fascinating infographic showing the "Google-Platonic: distances between cities.

It measures the intensity of relations — interconnections, information, transactions — between metropolitan areas.

It works by comparing the number of pages from different cities that appear close to each other online, with the number of pages that are isolated — the "Google proximity" of differing Cities

Pretty damned cool:


USA & Europe, Polar View

Bestiario via GMSV

Category: Technology, Web/Tech

Gee, Warren Must Be Busy

Category: M&A

Category: Commodities, Consumer Spending, Economy, Inflation

More “Bang” For The Buck

Category: Consumer Spending, Taxes and Policy

Foreclosures Up 48% in May

Category: Credit, Data Analysis, Economy, Real Estate

Is the US in a Recession?

Category: Economy

Shilling Sees ‘Big Nose Dive’ in Consumer Spending June

Gary Shilling, president of A. Gary Shilling & Co., talks about the outlook for the U.S. economy, dollar and Federal Reserve monetary policy.


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00:00 Outlook: "big nose dive in consumer spending"
01:10 Discrepancy between unemployment, payrolls
02:26 Prospects for Fed policy, bond market
05:26 "Very optimistic" on U.S. dollar
07:26 China’s economy, growth outlook


Shilling Sees ‘Big Nose Dive’ in Consumer Spending June
Bloomberg, June 11 2008

Category: Consumer Spending, Economy, Video

Will the Fed Hike Anytime Soon?

Category: Federal Reserve, Inflation

Roach: The New Stagflation

Category: Economy, Inflation

Word of the Day: Freeconomics

Category: Economy