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Times change. And us with them.
Voice and Accountability
Political Stability and Absence of Violence/Terrorism
Rule of Law
Control of Corruption
Data from the World Bank
The creator of the also excellent Century of the Self film series released his latest film in October, 2016. Dubbed HyperNormalisation, it offers both a history lesson of the complicated relationship between the West, the Middle East, and Russia, as well as an unflinching look at the roles played by technology, surveillance, and the media on our modern condition of general confusion, destabilization, and surrealism.
Republicans do not like to elect women.
Stats of note:
GOP women make up only 4% of the current Congress.
12% are female Congressional Democrats -- for a total of 16.5% vs. 83.5% male legislators.
As a percentage of the historical collection of Congress members over all time, women have comprised only 1.7% of the total.
Women need more representation across the board! Let's do this, America.
P.S. If you have any need for a Slack bot that returns data on sitting Congresspeople, look no further! You can install this bot in Slack easily; you'll just need to set up a Fieldbook account
(As of 1/6/2015)
Party & State
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Some interesting visualizations of state by state trends (you can hover over the individual states to get exact counts as a pop-up), via indexmundi:
Average commute time by state
Looks like NY and DC have the worst of it, with CA, MA, & IL not far behind.
New Yorkers are homebodies
The map represents people who are living in the same house they were in 12 months ago.
Poverty rate by state
It would be great if poor Southerners would stop voting against their own economic interest by siding with the GOP, who reels them in with racism while allowing bankers and elites to fleece their constituencies to the bone. Apparently people would rather be hateful but poor than tolerant and better off.
Women-owned firms (2007)
Black-owned firms (2007)
Another data point as to why Black southerners don't trust Bernie Sanders.
California got bidness
This map shows private, nonfarm private businesses by state.
p.s. any ideas how to avoid that framing effect with the embed...
Below are some bank robbery stats from 2011 that seem super weird to me -- why would there be so few guards in banks versus other security measures? I'm sure there's selection bias in that thieves would tend to plan more robberies in institutions under less guard, but still... is this ratio somewhat typical? Wouldn't it make more sense to increase the numbers of security personnel at banks more broadly instead of solutions that don't seem to deter theft (and apparently aren't terribly effective at apprehending the suspects, either -- see the dollar totals in charts 3 and 4 below for a look at how little the police are able to recoup; security cameras are easily thwarted by disguise).
Security Devices Maintained by Victim Institutions
Tear Gas/Dye Packs
Security Devices Used During Crimes
This is a very alternative / art school way of getting an intuitive feel for Bitcoin values... and maybe David Eagleman could make a vest version?
by doctor paradox · November 12, 2014
…right now, if we weren’t sandwiched between Expand (and all its hefty post-mortems) and the huge sprawling beast that is CES. Whoa people, it’s November. Movember, to some. That means the holidaze are right around the corner, followed by a whole new year of optimism and hope for the glorious Kum-bay-ah future in which we magically solve climate change, our dwindling fossil fuel supply, poverty, disease, ignorance, sexism, racism, and all the other -isms and ISISes of the world whut need fixing.
See, we’re Fixers. We didn’t mean to sell our souls — it just became too lucrative to avoid doing so. In fact, some might say it’s the price of admission to the Finer Things in Life these days — that’s inflation for you. A requirement in a democratic capitalist society that barely functions as a democracy and over-achieves as a great big skulking capitalist orc slavering cruelly over the next demographic mark: first, poor and middle class people...