Makes your head hurt, no? Infographic of how the subprime mortage crisis came about

The super-boom got out of hand when the new products became so complicated that the authorities could no longer calculate the risks…”-George Soros

I have a sense that we need to be making and examining diagrams like this, to see what they reveal and conceal. Truly, visualizing where the money is going in a way that non-CFO’s and non-financial analysts can make sense of is a mighty task for the information design community. Click on the chart below, does it make sense?


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