Your government using information graphics

Maryland Congressman Chris van Hollen

Maryland Congressman Chris van Hollen

Or I should say they are trying to. Here’s an article from one of my favorite Fast Company contributors about how one person at the Congressional Budget Office is creating information graphics to inform debate.

Jonathan Schwabish is an economist working to summarize massive reports into single headlines people need to know. He was inspired by an Edward Tufte presentation I too have seen.

budget shorfall chart