By Christopher B. Daly
Here is a terrific map that uses data visualization to dramatize the disparities in how well-off people are around the world. The map-makers at Worldmapper redrew the size of each country based on its per-capita GDP.
In the map below, several things stand out:
1. The bulging size of the USA compared to other countries.
2. That big purple area on the right is not China but Japan (which is much wealthier per capita).
3. Although it is is geographically huge, Africa practically vanishes (followed closely by South America).
h/t to Vox for pointing to this.