Taking apart the stimulus bill

August 17, 2009 § Leave a comment

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This graphic is a bit dated now, but it still serves as an inspiring example of how you can take a dry numerical analysis and make it come alive.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/graphic/2009/02/01/GR2009020100154.html

It shows at a glance where government stimulus money would go and when it would be spent. It is also a beautiful functional design piece that evokes falling rain and flowing water.

Here is the report that Laura Stanton and Karen Yourish relied on for the data in the graphic.

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/99xx/doc9989/hr1conference.pdf

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