Data Visualization: The Three Trillion Dollar War

An outstanding infographic by the Good Magazine on the true cost of the war in Iraq.

The image is based on work by Nobel Prize laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz and Linda J. Bilmes who have together published a book on this subject earlier this year (link below). There is also a video narrating the key parts of the graphics on the Good Magazine web site.


Click on the image below for the link (original size image)

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More information:
The video explaining the graphic.
Publisher page on Stiglitz’s and Bilmes’ book
The book’s Author web site

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