The Value of Money

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

By Andrew Disselkoen

Almost everyday politicians, journalists, and lobbyists bombard the public with the financial costs of various government programs, corporate profits, or wage inequality.  Money is distributed in countless ways, but it is often difficult to determine how much something costs.  One can throw around numerals in the millions, billions, or even trillions, but comprehending the magnitude of those figures escapes most.  Not anymore.  Randall Munroe’s “Money” provides a map as to the value of money and the costs of within the economy.  Costs are relative and this visualization shows how expensive some things really are. 



Money

Randall Munroe
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