Visualizing the Financial Crisis: The Bailout

Visualizing the Financial Crisis: The Bailout
Scott Lachut, PSFK Labs
  • 15 december 2008

The image above has been excerpted from a larger piece viewable on – an online personal financial site – depicting the ongoing economic bailout.  The visualization provides an easy way of identifying the flow of intangible concept like money and the real consequences of the actions being undertaken.  In addition to providing the actual plan already in motion, the diagram explains two other theoretical scenarios that both reach the end goal of $700 billion – one from the perspective of the way the US Government normally spends and the other explores a scenario that doesn’t put the onus on taxpayers to foot the bill.

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