Friday, July 23, 2010

What BP Could Have Bought With All the Money They Lost

From VisualEconomics.com “What BP Could Have Bought With All the Money They Lost” is a long, side-scrolling visual of some examples of what BP could have done with $100,000,000,000. I like the use of photos to help tell the story, and it stands out from the crowd by scrolling to the side instead of down.

Two things I think are wrong about this one though. Although all of the possible expenditures add up, the number values aren’t visualized in any way. Also the $100,000,000,000 is the loss in stock market capitalization, not $3.5B in cash that BP has spent on recovery efforts. It’s not actually money that BP has spent.

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