Thursday, December 1, 2011

Awesome graphic from the Times

I love it when the Times posts a great graphic. This one shows the effects of various wars, dictators, failed states and institutional oppression on world population. The graphic uses Tufte's principals of letting the data do the talking so I'll do the same. I'll present the graphic and let you see in it whatever you wish. To see it better, click on the hyperlink above. (Times)

What did I see? Whenever a population gets too big, there are wars, despots and famines that take care of this. Most of the big cuts in population took place in China. Oh, and things are definitely getting worse, the bigger the world population gets.

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