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Bookmarks tagged with “usa”

  1. Income Gap and Marginal Tax Rate 1917-2006 at Visualizing Economics

    Ouch. Difference in income for rich and poor in the US over the past century, compared to the tax rate.

  2. Times Higher Education - All the privileged must have prizes

    About teaching at Harvard and the sense of entitlement the kids there have. (via Kottke)

  3. The American Scholar - The Disadvantages of an Elite Education - By William Deresiewicz

    Great measured rant about what Ivy League educated kids are missing out on. (via Kottke)

  4. “You Don’t Understand Our Audience” by John Hockenberry

    “…a series of lessons I learned about how television news had lost its most basic journalistic instincts in its search for the audience-driven sweet spot, the ‘emotional center’ of the American people.” (via Oblinks)

  5. Running the Numbers - An American Self-Portrait

    Images showing the number of things used by Americans every day/week/month/etc. Amazing, scary, etc. (via Haddock)

  6. World Geography Quizzes - Hundreds of Map Games

    Loads of very good educational map games for dumbos like me. (via Haddock)

  7. Cool Tool: Adventure Cycling

    The woman cycling across the USA on the Saturday Guardian’s Travel section back page has got me intrigued…

  8. The New York Review of Books: Jimmy Carter & the Culture of Death

    Lots of bits in this review of Carter’s book ‘Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis’ that I circled.

  9. Mapping religion in America (regionsofmind.blog-city.com)

    Fascinating and attractive maps showing the percentage of residents of all US counties that belong to different religions. (via Plasticbag)

  10. Panoramic photograph of suburban sprawl near San Ramon, California | Matt Jalbert

    Unreal-looking. Would be great to see this animated over a decade or two. (via Kottke again. He has such good links.)

  11. Flight Patterns

    Gorgeous animations of flights over the US. Better than it sounds. (via Kottke)

  12. Google Maps - Salton City, California

    The road layout of an American town founded in the 1950s, which failed to develop. (via Google Sightseeing)

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