Entries for Tag: 'money'
Great infographic from the New York Times comparing the $700 Billion bailout to other government spending. It's worth a look.
More on Mechanical Turk later, but the basic idea here is that they paid 1 cent a piece for 10000 small drawings of a section of a $100 bill. Each person working on the project was unaware of the end result, just seeing an image and trying to match it themselves. This is the result. Make sure you check out the interactive bill. There were several results that were not great, but overall it looks like a very positive response and the final result is very convincing at a macro level.