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Debtris
Visualising the US national debt: David McCandless updates Tetris for the recession.
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2011 11:29

Filmmaker: David McCandless

Debtris is a way to look at various government-related debts, using the visual language of the familiar Tetris video game.

It presents a striking way to look at the way our world manages its money, both in terms of big and small expenditures.

Watching the short, animated movie, one can for instance contrast the cost of the Iraq war, the OPEC climate change fund, the US defense budget, all of the US overseas aid, and much more, with the total cost of the credit crisis to the world.

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