Category Archives: Economics

U.S. Food Deserts Mapped

As part of an initiative to increase access to fresh and healthy food the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched a new online tool highlighting the nation’s food deserts. These are defined as census tract areas with poverty … Continue reading

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Biggest wine producers and consumers

Which countries produce and consume the most wine? Which wines are the most expensive ? This animated infographic video created by Infographiclabs for 05 will set you straight: Via Visual Loop

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Mapping The World Bank’s Spending

The World Bank provides loans to help developing countries reduce poverty and promote foreign investment. These financial activities have a combined volume of more than $160 billion. As part of an ‘open data’ initiative to make information about its work … Continue reading

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What real estate agents don’t tell you

Trulia’s impressive new price reductions map visualizes real estate sales by zip code area. The map provides market intelligence for both home-buyers and sellers, displaying information about how quickly property prices drop, by how much, and the likelihood of a … Continue reading

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Visualizing the IKEA shopping experience

If you’ve ever shopped at IKEA you’ll know the stores are designed to drag out the experience. Offering only one obvious, disorienting route from entrance to checkout, forcing you to look at everything. You’ll no doubt be aware IKEA does … Continue reading

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Countries vulnerable to the global food crisis

According to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) global food prices dropped slightly in March, however this comes after eight consecutive months of rises and prices are still 37 per cent higher than they were this time last … Continue reading

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Future global mega cities

The McKinsey Quarterly examines the demographics and growth patterns of the 600 urban areas predicted to account for the majority of global GDP by 2025. Discussing whether growth strategies would be better focused on these cities rather than countries. The … Continue reading

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