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Telling Charts that I Saw This Weekend

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Fascinating look at the current state of the labor market, showing perhaps some of the ways that one can measure unemployment and why there is conflict over the statistics as they stand.

Source: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/04/a-spectacular-colorful-chart-of-who-works-and-who-doesnt-work-in-america-today/274725/

Graph of energy densities of different fuels, as explained in the article text

While having a short discussion with some of my friends about energy, I found this graph published by the EIA – showing pretty clearly why gasoline is still the dominant fuel for use in transportation right now, due to its efficient storage relative to weight and volume. Interesting to note that any nuclear way of storing energy is off the charts comparatively in energy (MJ) per kilogram (and also volume).

Source: http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=9991