For the cost of the Tomahawk Cruise Missile program, we can hire 4,784 elementary school teachers for one year. Use this tool to find out where your tax dollars are going and how they might be better spent. Read more>
We know that sugar-rush drinks are bad for us. The links with obesity and obesity-related disease and EXPLOSIONS (see above) are well-established by now. But is raising the cost of these beverages with taxes the best way to respond? Do soda taxes work?
Today’s tax day! Get excited people! Just kidding. Everyone hates taxes, we know. But at least this year, tax day comes hand in hand with a superb infographic. And not just any infographic; rather, the grand-prize, $5,000 winner of the inaugural Data Viz Challenge, run by Eyebeam with sponsorship from Google (and which we helped judge).
Click through to see exactly where your tax dollars went and to visit the interactive version of the graph!
Behold, what might be the prettiest tax-data chart you’ll ever see.
Unless you’re an incredible procrastinator, you’ve completed your taxes recently. Even if you got a refund, looking at that W-2 makes you think that the government takes a lot of your money. Which leads to the annual question: What are they actually doing with that money, besides paying for congressmen’s pizza during late-night negotiating sessions?
Click through to see a nifty little video of all the graph’s features.