Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Visualizing the World's Concentration of Wealth

The visualization above is from http://www.visualizingeconomics.com. It roughly depicts the approximate ownership of money in the world economy, applying each percentage point out of 100 as one of a 100 people in a village. This method of statistical representation is very simple and easy to understand, as the thought of a small village of 100 people seems less daunting than imagining the percentages on a worldwide scale. In terms of color, the color scheme used is also simple and easy on the eyes. The use of a pig as a symbol for piggy bank along with 3 colors used delivers the statistics in a simple yet complete fashion. The black/pink contrast is akin with the "mud" on the pig and is representative of the percentage of money that is "shared" in the world.

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