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

Thanks for the link David!


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 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:

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