Videos: Economic Freedom & Quality of Life And The Connected States of America - Data Visualization

This short, informative video explains the link between economic freedom and a society's well-being. The video illustrates how economic freedom--environments defined by free markets, private properties, and individual choice-can define the quality of life in a country.Also, the video illustrates how economically free countries benefit from higher salaries, better protected civil rights, cleaner environments, and […]

This short, informative video explains the link between economic freedom and a society's well-being. The video illustrates how economic freedom--environments defined by free markets, private properties, and individual choice-can define the quality of life in a country.

Also, the video illustrates how economically free countries benefit from higher salaries, better protected civil rights, cleaner environments, and longer life expectancies; they also have less corruption, infant mortality, child labor, and unemployment rates. As a result, economic freedom appears as a major component in explaining why some societies continue to thrive while others fall behind.

Watch the video below to learn more about economic freedom in a visually engaging way
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…and check this vide --The Connected States of America illustrates the emerging communities based on the social interactions through the use of anonymized mobile phone data.

Investigating the interaction network of people reveals interesting facets on how people utilize space. Cities attract their citizens from all walks of life, from nearby and from distant areas across the country. This constant flux of people commuting, migrating, and travelling across the country establishes connections which are dominated by large cities.

The social connections woven across the United States can be used to define communities, where the glue that holds a community together is a stronger relationship with other members of the same community compared to members of other communities.

Naturally, one can ask whether the communities defined purely by social interactions coincide with the administrative boundaries, for example state boundaries? Remarkably, this is not always the case!

[Source: CitizenTube]