ALL ABOUT THE YOU-KNOW-WHATS Ladies and gentlemen, meet the new US $100 bill, which will go into circulation later this year. It had been introduced in 2010 but production problems, including “sporadic creasing,” delayed the release Plus they couldn’t get rid of the “specimen” watermark, apparently. (Via NPR)
The myth of social mobility: It pays to have the right parents
Parental wealth influences social mobility more than parental education, income and occupation.
Cartoon of the day: The money race
MIKE LUCKOVICH © 2012 Creators Syndicate
The Currency of the World by Erik Penser Bankaktiebolag
Erik’s world map is made up of over 3,000 coins, with each continent being constructed with its own currency. To get updates on new and cool maps, check out Marty Elmer’s new blog dedicated to artfully appealing cartography: maphugger
[E]xtreme left economic views are not popular among the rich. Here are some graphs. Ideological foaming about “trustfunders” aside, if campaigns are funded by rich “megadonors,” we’re going to see a push to conservative policies, especially on economic issues. The two parties are not symmetric. There’s no reason to think that for every Republican megadonor there is an equal and opposite rich funder on the Democrats’ side. Sure, there are some liberal richies, just not as many as on the other side.
Zimbabwe’s ongoing currency struggles: In which we attempt to break down the gist of a great New York Times story into two photos with some text on top. Suggestion: Coinstar should mail all the change people don’t want in the U.S. to Zimbabwe. (photos via The Zimbabwean, Wikimedia Commons)
Source: The New York Times
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Is it money?