As Irrelevant Election Results Start To Trickle In, A Visualization Of 100 Years Of Government Lies And Their Impact On (What's Left Of) The Economy
As election results gradually trickle in, the following chart from John Palmer presents one of the best compilations of how the government and the economy have coexisted over the past 100 years. To say that there has been much of a difference under either regime would be an overstatement: the end goal has always been the debasement of the dollar, the incurrence of more debt, the expansion of the economy courtesy of ever cheaper debt-created money, all the while nothing has actually changed. As Palmer notes, "this historical perspective visualizes economic trends and spending patterns, during good times and bad. Present-day assumptions regarding core party values have had major shifts over time, and the ridiculous extremes in voter alignment, lobbying, and legislative action are due for revision. As a basis for future shift, this data can educate a presumptive public, empowering citizens to make an informed decision on each and every election day." It appears that with broad hatred for the Fed gradually eclipsing party allegiances, that the presumptive public is finally waking up.
Full interactive graphic after the jump: