Sunday, February 24, 2013
Greatest Country in the World?
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Which States Are Thriving in Innovation in the New Economy?
The president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation discusses the 2012 State New Economy Index, which identifies which states are thriving in the new economy, and which are struggling.
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Best & Worst Places to be Born
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The Boy Scouts of America and Sexual Molestation
Monday, September 10, 2012
global debt clock
Friday, September 07, 2012
Maximum Speed Limits by State
Map by Daily Infographic
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Google Autocomplete Reveals the Fattest, Boringest, and Most Racist States in the Union
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Divorce rate data
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
State Of The Air - April 25, 2012
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012
County Level Estimates of Obesity
Red State versus Blue State tax payments to Federal Govt
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Federal Taxes Paid vs. Federal Spending Received by State, 1981-2005
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Health Care ranking by State
Friday, November 18, 2011
How Many Loans are Underwater in Your State?
"Home equity has become a thing of the past for millions of homeowners. Nearly 11 million, to be precise. That’s the number of properties nationwide that had negative equity at the end of the second quarter of 2011, according to market research firm CoreLogic. Using CoreLogic’s data, we’ve illustrated the number and percentage of “underwater” properties (a common term for those with mortgage loans that are larger than what the property is currently worth) in the United States. Hover over each state for the details."
Monday, October 31, 2011
The World at Seven Billion
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Birth Rate Drops As Economy Falters
A new Pew Research Center report indicates that in the current declining economy there is a corresponding decline in the birth rate.
Friday, October 14, 2011
America's Mental Health, State By State
Ranking by state
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Sunday, September 25, 2011
United States population
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2010
The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that in 2010, median household income declined, the poverty rate increased and the percentage without health insurance coverage was not statistically different from the previous year. Real median household income in the United States in 2010 was $49,445, a 2.3 percent decline from the 2009 median. The nation's official poverty rate in 2010 was 15.1 percent, up from 14.3 percent in 2009 ─ the third consecutive annual increase in the poverty rate. There were 46.2 million people in poverty in 2010, up from 43.6 million in 2009 ─ the fourth consecutive annual increase and the largest number in the 52 years for which poverty estimates have been published. The number of people without health insurance coverage rose from 49.0 million in 2009 to 49.9 million in 2010, while the percentage without coverage −16.3 percent - was not statistically different from the rate in 2009. This information covers the first full calendar year after the December 2007-June 2009 recession.
Saturday, September 03, 2011
Life Expectancy in the United States
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
STATES PERFORM - An Initiative of The Council of State Governments
Yet another data source doing a better job than this blog of keeping up with State Of The Nation Spreadsheet type data!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The red and the black
SOME American states receive more in federal spending than they pay in federal taxes; others receive less. Over twenty years these fiscal transfers can add up to a sizeable sum. From 1990 to 2009, the federal government spent $1.44 trillion in Virginia but collected less than $850 billion in taxes, a gap of over $590 billion. But relative to the size of its economy, Virginia derived a smaller benefit from America’s fiscal union than states like New Mexico, Mississippi and West Virginia, where the 20-year transfer exceeded 200% of their annual GDP. Transfers to Puerto Rico, which is a US territory not a fully incorporated state, exceeded 290%. Where did these transfers come from? New York transferred over $950 billion to the rest of America’s fiscal union from 1990 to 2009. But relative to the size of its economy, Delaware made the biggest contribution, equivalent to more than twice its 2009 GDP. These calculations are based on tax figures provided by the Internal Revenue Service (which used to bracket Washington, DC, with Maryland) and federal spending numbers provided by the Census Bureau, which ignores spending on international programmes and interest payments.
The Red And The Black - which states are welfare states supported by others
map & chart at above site
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
America's Dummy Belt
But watching the near dissolution of our political institutions and our international reputation as a scientific, medical, and cultural leader at the hands of ideologically puritanical and intellectually useless base idiots, the time has come to name another of America’s ‘belts’: the DUMMY BELT
Posted on August 4, 2011, by berryblog - Fighting a War on Ignorance
Friday, June 24, 2011
Read more: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7701850.html#ixzz1VM1ZTMzP
Rick Perry's so-called Texas "Miracle"
Here's how Texas ranks, in comparison with the other 49 states:
Progressivity of Tax Revenues: 44th.
Average Teacher Salary As A Percentage of Average Annual Pay: 49th.
State Aid Per Pupil in Average Daily Attendance: 47th.
Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) Scores: 46th.
Percent of Population 25 and Older with a High School Diploma: 50th
Percent of the Population Without Health Insurance: 1st.
Percent of the Population with Employer Based Health Insurance: 46th.
Percent of Uninsured Children: 1st.
Air Pollution Emissions: 1st.
Rate of Incarceration: 2nd.
Thursday, June 09, 2011
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