“economy” Charts

Does this Shirt Make my Economy Look Fat? »

A recent Gallup poll indicates despite beliefs that economic conditions are improving, "Americans are increasingly pessimistic about the future of…

Matt Hartill
by: Matt Hartill
views: 349
Score: 10

America: Land of the Free But Home of the Overworked »

There are 196 countries on Planet Earth. 92% of them mandate time off each week, 95% of them mandate paid…

William Achnitz III
by: William Achnitz III
views: 896
Score: 9

Will The World Cup Actually Help Brazil's Economy? »

According to a majority of Brazilians, the World Cup will ultimately hurt the nation's economy. This statistic follows other polls…

Peter Graham
by: Peter Graham
views: 245
Score: 9

Mandela's Unknown Revolution: Africa's Biggest Economy »

While many know the first fully-democratically-elected president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, as a champion of equality and civil justice,…

Noah
by: Noah
views: 234
Score: 9

Women Are Economic Powerhouses »

In the United States, women exercise decision-making control over $11.2 trillion. That's almost 40% of the nation's total investable assets.…

William Achnitz III
by: William Achnitz III
views: 300
Score: 7

Should US intervene Ukraine? But first, where is it? »

On March 2014, 3 political scientists asked a national sample of 2,066 Americans what action they wanted the U.S. to…

Amparo C.
by: Amparo C.
views: 150
Score: 7

College Costs Increased Nearly 4X Faster Than Family Income »

Financial aid has not filled the growing gap between the cost of a college education and median family income, causing…

CLASP
by: CLASP
views: 312
Score: 7

Crime Slows While Prisons Grow »

The United States spends more on prisons than education every year. Even though crime rates have continually fallen since the…

Jacob Jedamus-Denu
by: Jacob Jedamus-Denu
views: 303
Score: 6

How much less is your bachelor's degree worth? »

According to the most recent census, 113,000 janitors in the U.S. have at least a bachelor’s degree. And, over 18,000…

Noah
by: Noah
views: 171
Score: 6

Liberty and Job "Recovery" For All? »

This “recovery” and the two which preceded it have been “jobless recoveries.” While the government measure of the unemployment rate…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 393
Score: 6

What's The Biggest Problem Facing the Nation? »

Are Americans unable to come together to decide on a single top problem facing the nation, or are there simply…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 417
Score: 6

400 Individuals Own More Wealth Than 60% Of America »

According to a medieval historian, today's wealth inequality is much worse than what prevailed in the Middle Ages. What does…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 328
Score: 6

Considering The Cost of College: Earnings by Education »

The median annual salaries of Americans across all races increases markedly with each level of educational attainment, though not equally.…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 277
Score: 6

Why Russia Trusts #Putin »

Since Putin took power in 2000, Russian exports have grown several times. Of course, most of this growth is concentrated…

Dustin M.
by: Dustin M.
views: 291
Score: 5

Misconceptions Part III: #Immigration »

The public thinks immigration is over twice the actual level. The average guess is that 24% of the population was…

Amparo C.
by: Amparo C.
views: 234
Score: 5

In the long run we value experiences over material goods »

Prof. Howell (San Francisco State University) in a study published earlier this year, found that people think material purchases offer…

Amparo C.
by: Amparo C.
views: 136
Score: 5

Local Businesses Generate More Wealth for Communities »

In addition to a loss in local spending generated, communities also sacrifice social benefits fostered by ownership of local business,…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 252
Score: 5

2014 Midterm Election Offers Little Hope for Economy Fix »

The midterm election will not fix the economy. At least, according to a new survey, that is what 50% of…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 157
Score: 5

Aging Populations Giving Economies Grey Hairs »

In a recent Pew poll, it was found that the growing number of older people is perceived as posing a…

Peter Graham
by: Peter Graham
views: 172
Score: 5

Are Tax Cuts A Good Thing? »

Republicans often claim that tax cuts, particularly for the wealthy, will boost the economy so much that they will pay…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 140
Score: 4

When Is Increased Unemployment a Good Thing? »

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that Obamacare will reduce the total hours worked by 1.5-2% from 2017-2024. However, this will…

Noah
by: Noah
views: 226
Score: 4

Even With College Diploma, Millennials Are In Trouble »

The economy and current recession have hit the Millennial generation hard. Even though Millennials have achieved higher levels of education…

Melissa McNeill
by: Melissa McNeill
views: 124
Score: 4

Gender Wage Gap Projected to Close in Year 2058 »

Most Women Working Today Will Not See Equal Pay during their Working Lives.

IWPR
by: IWPR
views: 342
Score: 4

Recovery In Context »

Those who were in the job force in 2001 know that recession felt nothing like the 2008 recession. It wasn't…

Noah
by: Noah
views: 247
Score: 3

Think the U.S. Has a Lot of Debt? Try These Countries »

Although the United States has a very large outstanding public debt, it is useful to measure that debt compared to…

Dustin M.
by: Dustin M.
views: 55
Score: 3

America Keeps People Poor on Purpose »

For more from the latest issue of YES! Magazine, The End of Poverty, see: www.yesmagazine.org/issues/th…

YES! Magazine
by: YES! Magazine
views: 699
Score: 3

Americans Moderately Optimistic For Economic Recovery »

According to a strong majority of Americans, the economy is slowly recovering. Just over a quarter, however, reject that there…

Peter Graham
by: Peter Graham
views: 80
Score: 3

Views on the Economy Reach a Six Year High »

American's view of the economy has reached a new six year high. Despite only 43% believing the economy is in…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 107
Score: 3

Co-ops: Growing the Local Economy »

In the 7 Rivers region of Wisconsin, the Fifth Season Co-op is strengthening the local economy by democratizing who owns…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 168
Score: 3

Student Loan vs. Credit Card Debt in US »

Student loan debt increased 13.9% in the United States from 2013 to 2014. It now outweighs total US credit card…

Jacob Jedamus-Denu
by: Jacob Jedamus-Denu
views: 150
Score: 3

East is least »

Rejecting markets: Former Soviet- and Eastern-bloc countries that have not embraced the EU market have seen their economies stagnate, with…

AEI
by: AEI
views: 432
Score: 3

Is the Worst of the Global Recession Over? Not Quite. »

The gross world product is the sum of the GDPs of all countries, which typically includes levels of consumption, investment,…

Worldwatch Institute
by: Worldwatch Institute
views: 130
Score: 3

Socialism vs. Capitalism: Millenials Weigh In »

A recent Pew survery found that those aged 18 to 29 have a more favorable reaction to the term “socialism”…

Democracy Collaborative
by: Democracy Collaborative
views: 732
Score: 3

Americans' Discretionary Spending Reaches Five-Year High »

As a result of the economic downturn and the subsequent high unemployment rate, Americans everyday, discretionary, spending precipitously declined to…

No Labels
by: No Labels
views: 195
Score: 3

America: Our Shifting Priorities »

For the first time since 2013, Americans' focus has shifted away from the economy as the United States' top priority.…

Christian Stellakis
by: Christian Stellakis
views: 139
Score: 2
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