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How Goldman Sachs Stole Silicon Valley

The infographic illustrates how Goldman Sachs bought up the Silicon Valley technology community after pocketing $2.9 billion in bailouts following the 2008 financial crisis. Understanding this helps us understand the causes of the current technology bubble as well as the moral hazard and price distortions created by bailouts. For speculators, the infographic also illustrates how

The Great Prosperity and The Great Regression

Before 1970, wages and overall compensation for production and non-supervisory workers tracked steadily upward alongside gains in productivity. From 1980 to 2009, no one did better than the top fifth. The poorest lost ground.

Drug Abuse in America

Drug use and abuse has long been a controversial topic in the US. Who is using, what are they using, and what are the effects are often the focus of the drug campaign. This infographic looks at drug abuse in America and some of the facts might just surprise you.