The increased circulation of infographics among the legislative branch could be affecting the way in which political decisions are made.

Congress is elected to represent the people and cast votes on their behalf in regards to policy and law. Many of the bills and issues brought before Congress for a vote are well outside the areas of expertise of the individual Congress members, yet they are still expected to cast an informed vote.

Unfortunately, many of the reports and documents informing Congress may never be thoroughly read since they’re hundreds of pages long and bogged down in technical data. The problem, however, may not be the data itself, but how it’s presented. Hopefully, Jonathan Schwabish has found a better way.

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