Tag Archives: America

Not Competitive – Healthcare In The United States – Infographic

The United States spent $2.6 trillion on health care in 2010 – more than any other country in the world. Yet based on research from a collaborative effort within the National Academy of Sciences, Americans live shorter lives and experience more injuries and illnesses than people in similar high-income countries. Continue reading

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How American Internet Is Lagging – Infographic

American internet is miles behind many other countries. Here is an interesting and embarrassing view of some facts.  Continue reading

Is It Startup Time For America? – Infographic

Entrepreneurs thinking about starting a new venture should act now! If you hold out for better market conditions, you may be bypassing the opportunity of a lifetime.

While, a pair of countervailing trends –- the slowly recovering national economy and a pull-back in later early-stage funding — are keeping things interesting for entrepreneurs, stubborn recession conditions create inexpensive office space and technology trends, such as cloud computing, that temper the need for large amounts of outside funding to get new companies off the ground.

ProfitBricks has created this infographic to illustrate that:

1)  creating a startup now is cheaper than ever before

2)  there are new sources of funding available, and

3) the lingering economic issues can reduce competition

Do you agree that it is now “Start-up Time in America”?

Source: Visual.ly, Profitbricks

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America’s Crumbling Infrastructure – Infographic

In 2009, the American Society of Civil Engineers issued a report card for the state of U.S. infrastructure. The overall grade was a D, with roads and water management systems earning a D-. Today, it’s not much better. To say that America’s infrastructure, our roads, bridges, sewers, and transportation systems, is crumbling has become something of a cliche.

We may complain about potholes and traffic, but few Americans actually have perspective on how much there is yet to be done.

We may not include infrastructure as one of the most pressing issues of the election, but as the graph above demonstrates, we probably should. 78 billion dollars in revenue and time LOST because our government prefers to bicker over gay marriage and birth control? Shameful.

Infrastructure has been grossly underfunded for decades, and it’s hurting our competitive edge in the global marketplace. This funding comes largely from taxpayer dollars, so before you vote this year, it’s a good idea to know where your party stands on both taxes and infrastructure funding…Not what they SAY they’ll do in speeches, but what their platform actually outlines.

Source: care2.com,

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Made In The USA: The Most Influential People – Infographic

America is the land of opportunity. Here in the United States, you can turn a year of college education and a logo of an apple into a billion dollar corporation. All you need is a forward thinking idea, rock solid execution, and a good amount of elbow grease.

The infographic focuses on a handful of Americans who had a vision and ran with it. The infographic also compares the U.S. to other countries in regards to Nobel Peace Prizes collected and in what fields we excel. Start logging those million dollar ideas and have an awesome day!

Source: DailyInfographic, The Roosevelts

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Where is America’s Debt? Foreign Held Treasuries – Infographic

America’s collective debt, also called the national debt or the public debt, represents the money that the U.S. government owes to the owners of debt instruments that are issued by the U.S. treasury. There are several types of debt instruments issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. All of these items are collectively called treasuries.

America has always had debt. Since the 18th century, the country has carried a load of debt that has fluctuated with the political and social climate of the day. In 1860, America’s debt was $65 million. The Civil War brought about a major spike in the debt. World War I and World War II also brought about major rises in the debt. The latest American debt numbers have put it at its steepest numbers since the debt level spiked during World War II.

America’s debt, as owed to foreign nations, has been rising steadily over the years. The gross debt in trillions of U.S. dollars was about $10 trillion in 1940. In 1950, it had risen to about $18 trillion. After falling for a few decades, it began rising again in the late 1980s. In 2009, America’s debt was again up to $18 trillion. It is projected to continue to rise over the next few years. By 2011 it is projected to be about $20 trillion. The projected amount of American debt in the next few years equals 100 percent of the U.S. GDP.

Foreign Held Treasury Securities in U.S. Dollars

China holds $798.9 billion in American debt. Japan holds $746.5 billion in U.S. debt. The U.K. holds $230.7 billion of the U.S. debt. Brazil holds $156.2 billion in U.S. debt. Hong Kong has $142.0 billion of the American debt. Russia has $122.5 billion of American debt. Luxemburg holds $90.8 billion of the American debt. Taiwan has $78.7 billion of America’s debt. Switzerland owns $71.5 billion of America’s debt. Germany holds $52.8 billion in American debt.

South Korea has $42.2 billion of the U.S. debt. Canada has $40.8 billion in American debt. Ireland has $38.3 billion in U.S. debt. France has $36.2 billion in U.S. debt. Singapore has $35.2 billion of the U.S. debt. India owns $32.9 billion of the American debt. Turkey owns $30.4 billion of the U.S. debt. Thailand holds $30.1 billion in U.S. debt. Norway holds $24.9 billion in American debt. Mexico holds $20.7 billion of U.S. debt…Read More

Source: VE Visual Economics

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The Impact Of Small Business On The Economy – Infographic

If you’re living in the Austin area, it’s pretty hard to ignore the influence and strong presence of small, local businesses. It seems that most streets in Austin have at least a few clothing stores, restaurants, or music shops that are unique and entirely their own. Small businesses obviously aren’t a new development and they’re prevalent all across the U.S., but after looking at today’s infographic I was surprised to learn just how prevalent (and influential) small businesses today are…Read More

Source: Business News Daily

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How Instagram took America by Storm – Infographic

Have you caught Instagram fever? The flaming hot mobile app and recent $1 billion Facebook acquisition now has more than 40 million users.

This Online Colleges infographic shares some impressive stats behind the viral mobile photography app. Instagram gains one new user every second. One billion photos have been taken with the app — that’s roughly 58 photos uploaded each second…More

Source – Online Colleges

Migration declines…

Interesting…

As broke as it gets…

Worst Dressed Cities in America