More Interesting Data

For a while now I’ve been thinking about facts and fiction. In our complex world it seems that the two become entangled in the fury of a grinding dance until us mere mortals can’t distinguish the two apart.

I’ve found it comforting to look deeper and find data. Analyzing trusted data can help determine fact from fiction.

In my recent readings I found the following two pieces of data…


This graph came from a blog, but originally came from WWW.ContraryInvestor.Com. The graph shows how our government is now a bigger employer than Manufacturing and Construction combined.

And then this graph shows 2006 California tax data.


Just like the tax data for US income tax payers this shows that over eighty percent of taxes collected in California are paid by less than fifteen percent of all tax payers. Yet another example where a minority is supporting the majority.

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