We talk here and there on this blog about nice ways of visualizing inequality. Here is a nice four minute BBC video with Swedish academic Hans Rosling who provides a narrative presentation of the life expectancy and income graph across countries and over time. You’ve probably seen some of these graphics before on Gapminder, or at least seen the Preston curve, but this is a fun and I think original take on it.
This video also proves once and for all that Swedes are not boring.
Bonus: Here is flowing data’s 10 best visualizations of the year.