July 17, 2011 § Leave a comment
On the same day, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post published graphics highlighting tough choices the federal government would need to make if the debt ceiling isn’t raised by Aug. 2: The U.S. would need to decide which bills to pay and which to skip. The Wall Street Journal’s graphic is above and the Washington Post’s is below.
The Washington Post also published an interactive graphic in which the user can chose which federal bills to pay with the limited funds that would be available.
Both publications turned to a recent analysis by the Bipartisan Policy Center, which estimated daily receipts and payments based on publicly available data from daily Treasury statements. The report provides specificity that brings home what this crisis could mean for our country.
July 4, 2011 § 1 Comment
With Greece heading toward default on its debt, many news organizations are looking at who would pick up the tab. This New York Times chart breaks down how much Greek debt each country holds. The data comes from the Bank for International Settlements, which coordinates international financial services regulations and serves as a bank for central banks.
The BIS maintains a vast menu of statistics, so here is the exact location where you would find these figures:
Go to the BIS site’s Consolidated Banking Statistics page (http://www.bis.org/statistics/consstats.htm.)
Scroll down to the bottom, where you will see a link to Table 9E Foreign exposures on selected individual countries, ultimate risk basis. Note that not all countries will be listed in the data.
June 17, 2011 § Leave a comment
Nothing out of the ordinary here. Just wanted to share a source for production and reserves of various commodities:
This is the source of the Wall Street Journal graphic above.
July 3, 2009 § Leave a comment
By using a sort of “heat map” to plot unemployment over time, this Wall Street Journal graphic lets you take in a huge amount of data at one glance. You can mouse over every month to get the exact data point and toggle on and off a symbol that indicates the month fell within a recession period.