The data in the infographic are classified into the following categories: spending, earning, losing, giving, fighting and hustling. The information relates to the planet, countries, sectors, companies or individuals; for instance, there are figures on different types of consumption, on tax evasion, debt levels, crisis rescue funds and on space or military spending. Apparently disparate figures can be arranged into pre-defined categories and ranked in ascending or descending order. The graphic also contains links to the various sources of the data.
The infographic is a sort of patchwork showing the relative size of phenomena we encounter every day in the news and media.
The Billion Dollard-o-Gram
Published on 3 April 2014.