The main problem with civic engagement is the fact we simply do not understand all the numbers we might see just in front of our face, on the news, in yearly budget annoucnements etc. We need to simplify the stats to understand the bigger picture and sometimes also brake them down to smaller chunks to see the exact effect they will have on our lives. In December 2010 I have posted on this very blog abour Rakar's state calculator doing just that - explaining large complex sums in simple terms, applied to one's personal budget. Today I would like to share this visual explanation of wealth in the US. I am really happy that the format of infographic and video is used to promote this rather serious problem:
We need so much more of this approach to almost provoke more insightful civic engagement in every country.