Last night President Obama delivered the State of the Union. Written for posterity, perhaps, it's still a policy speech, and policy costs. Here's "Debtris," reminding everyone that, a bilion here, a billion there, pretty soon you're talking about real money.
Debtris, produced last month by Information is Beautful, arranges spending figures in relative sizes to one another; the Tetris motif is just to get you to pay attention. No squiggly pieces or L bars, but damn, that $3 billion from OPEC's climate change fund sure is preventing the board from clearing off a couple lines, isn't it.
For our friends overseas, here's the U.K. version.
Debtris [Information Is Beautiful]