Gapminder is a truly amazing site of visualizations of stunning facts and statistics.

Thanks for the link David!

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the almost perfect Gaussian distribution for income in Japan is interesting, though not surprising. Now to find the correlation between graph structure and cultural apathy.

I suggested to Ethan Gapminder at http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/ethan/comments?u=ethan&p=66&link=http%3A%2F%2Fblogs.law.harvard.edu%2Fethan%2F2004%2F01%2F24%23a66 and I didn't mention that I found the link on your blog because at that time I was not able to remember where I found it.

Sorry for not reporting the due "Via Joi Ito" link.

Comment from Gapminder Ola:
Before jumping to conclusions about the "perfect Gaussian distribution" please take a look at the paper where we found the graphs. And learn more about the perfect log-normal distribution modell used by professor Sala-I-Martin at Colombia university, who is responsible for the calculations.
it is worth visiting this sight of many other reasons as well: www.columbia.edu/~xs23/home.html

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