I love Barry Ritholtz's complex economic charts - he calls them "infoporn". But the original distributor of economic infoporn to the masses was Ross Perot. I remember watching prime time television in disbelief during the 1992 presidential election as a Ross Perot clearly and quickly outlined the economic issues facing the country with about 20 handheld slides. It was the most thorough discussion of the economy and federal deficit I have ever seen, or will probably ever see, on network television.
Well, the original distributor of economic infoporn is back with a vengeance. Ross Perot recently launched his new web site analyzing federal spending. Listen to the "Challenges Facing Our Country" presentation on the home page. It's a work of infoporn beauty. Barry Ritholtz would be proud. Let's hope someone is listening.