One of my favorite data visualization sites, InformationIsBeautiful, made a Billion-Dollar-O-Gram awhile ago, putting into relative perspective the amounts of money that go into various human activities around the world. Data sets include activities of giving, fighting, losing, spending, and others. Earlier this year, they updated the graphic for 2013, and I thought before the year is out, I’d post it here for future reference.
As always, it makes for interesting and surprising reading. The new graphic is interactive, and allows viewers to pick and choose their subjects for comparison. Well worth a visit.
Some of the juxtapositions seem random, but are thought-provoking nonetheless.