Archive for December, 2013

The Deadliest Films Ever Made

December 31, 2013

Quite a few films made for families are on the list, which is quite surprising.

–data from

Productivity up more than Twice the Rate of Compensation

December 30, 2013


Happy Holidays from Data360!

December 24, 2013

We hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

–from all of us at Data360

Age Distribution of Online Communities

December 23, 2013

There are a few surprises on this list, particularly the high population of over 35-year old Tumblr users, which is generally read as a very young-person-oriented site. In addition, GitHub is quite heavy on young users, considering it is an excellent programming project management tool and would, as a result, likely attract programmers within a wider age range. A version of this chart that contained data on newer social media tools like SnapChat and Instagram would be great for comparison.

–from Royal Pingdom

Textbook Prices Grow at more than Three Times CPI

December 20, 2013

The CPI of educational books has increased 812% since 1978, while the entire CPI has only increased 250%. Click through for a nuanced and interesting discussion of educational textbook economics.


The Gatsby Curve and Inequality

December 19, 2013

The Gatsby Curve, or the relationship between inequality and inherited wealth, places the US in a very unequal position comparable to Spain, the UK, or Italy.

–from Business Week 

Real Minimum Wage, 1938-2012

December 18, 2013

This chart shows that recent discussions surrounding the minimum wage are in line with 1968’s minimum wage, which was the peak of minimum wage. For a fantastic, very in-depth review of the minimum wage debate, click through the image (or the link below).

–from The Atlantic

Global Oil Production May Not Be Able to Meet Demand

December 17, 2013

From a new report from the parliament of New Zealand: “The world’s oil production capacity may not be sufficient to match growing demand in coming years. The potential for short-falls arises from geological, infrastructure, and political/economic constraints limiting the ability of world oil production capacity to grow while demand continues to rise. If oil supply cannot meet demand a price spike may be triggered, with major detrimental effects on economies, especially those heavily dependent on oil imports…”

from The New Zealand Parliament 

Canada’s Middle Class Shrinking

December 16, 2013


The number of Canadians identifying as middle class has fallen 19% since 2002. This mirrors similar patterns in the US.

from The Toronto Star

Venture Capital is Back with a Vengeance

December 13, 2013

Venture Capital-backed IPOs are at their highest level since 2000 and made up nearly 40% of all 2013 IPOs.