A short stack of links

//Short Stack of Links is a curated selection of projects and news from around the web

2013 08 09 pew

Does the government respect the personal freedoms of its people?

Source: http://www.pewresearch.org/2013/07/22/personal-freedoms/
Pew looked at international perceptions of personal freedoms.  Wouldn’t it be great to compare these perceptions against some policy data?

2013 08 09 sun

Some thoughts on mercy

Source: http://thesunmagazine.org/issues/451/some_thoughts_on_mercy?page=1
An outstanding piece of long form journalism. How nice it is to spend some time with thoughtful words and a well-tended story.

 2013 08 09 buzz

40 Inspiring Workspaces of the Famously Creative

Source: http://www.buzzfeed.com/summeranne/40-inspiring-workspaces-of-the-famously-creative
It’s easy to lose oneself in the daydream of these beautiful spaces.  I like both the neat ones and the messy ones.  Which do you like?

 2013 08 09 propub

NSA Says It Can’t Search Its Own Emails

Source: http://www.propublica.org/article/nsa-says-it-cant-search-own-emails 
Well, it’s obvious. I know… but it’s also sort of fantastic.

 2013 08 09 fed budg

Death and Taxes: the 2014 US Federal Budget

Source: http://visual.ly/death-and-taxes-2014-us-federal-budget
There’s lots of reporting on the federal expenditures, but nothing quite beats looking at some hard numbers.  Timeplots produced another excellent visual solution.

 2013 08 09 moral monday

Arresting visualization

Source: http://junkcharts.typepad.com/junk_charts/2013/08/arresting-visualization.html
In response to the Moral Monday protests in Raleigh, WRAL attempted a data visualization. Junk Charts discusses ways that the information could have been more clearly presented.



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