Entries in spending (75)
unaesthetic.net has posted this fantastic high-res image of a grocery store. This is the nightmare of working in consumer products (like I do). The challenge is getting your product to stand out in this jungle and getting the consumers' attention.
This is a different type of infographic. There are no numbers or values, but you still get the message. Consumer products is a hard business.
This is now hanging on the wall in my office. A constant reminder of all the noise that our products must get through to reach a consumer.
NEW Death and Taxes infographic for 2008!
So this is what the President is asking for, not the final budget. Compare this to the final 2007 discretionary budget from my earlier post.
It is the 2008 Federal discretionary budget of the United States. is a representational poster of the federal discretionary budget; the amount of money that is spent at the discretion of your elected representatives in Congress. Basically, your federal income taxes. The data is from the President's budget request for 2008. It will be debated, amended, and approved by Congress by October 1st to begin the fiscal year.
An interactive Flash version is online at www.thebudgetgraph.com/poster.
This infographic visually breaks down the US Federal Discretionary Budget for 2007 into smaller and smaller bubbles. The actual values are also included as text, but the size of the bubbles instantly gives you an understanding of how the different budget items compare.
An online version in Flash is also available at thebudgetgraph.com
Just to be clear, this only shows the Discretionary Budget which totals $938 Billion. The total budget is $2.8 Trillion. Notice the circle in the background (just barely visible at the top and bottom) showing the National Debt of $9.35 Trillion.
One older version is the 2004 Budget.