This slideshow goes a long ways towards explaining why consensus is so elusive in the US, as increasingly Dems and Reps are divided by wealth, education, old vs new economy, and geography. Finding common ground/brokering compromise will get even harder.
Just tapping through this cool visualization of our new look at the nation's divergent red and blue economies. The parties now represent increasingly different economies Nice work by
I'm immensely proud of this project with and in which we show that the two parties are not just divided by ideology. They now represent separate slices of the economy: 1/x
This may be crucial in understanding next year's election. In the past 10 years, real GDP per district has grown tremendously in Democratic districts, yet actually dropped slightly in Republican House districts. Two parties, two economies? 🔵🔴
Folks please check out this arresting interactive visual showing how Republicans and Democrats have, over the last decade, come to live in utterly different economic worlds. By & & graphics by
Democrats and Republicans Aren’t Just Divided. They Live in Different Worlds. “America’s political polarization is almost complete. Its two main political parties increasingly represent two different economies. And they barely overlap”
Red Economy, Blue Economy: congressional districts by GDP, 2008 vs 2018
Democrats and Republicans Aren’t Just Divided. They Live in Different Worlds.
Really interesting data roundup underscoring the extent to which Democrats are the party of the educated and prosperous while Republicans are the party of those regions of the country economically left behind
Incredible work by our talented WSJ graphics team: Democrats and Republicans Aren’t Just Divided. They Live in Different Worlds.
Everyone who believes that: 1) we don't need to look carefully at wealth distribution; or 2) that we can solve the issues by staying in areas where we're comfortable with "people like us"; should look at this
Democrats and Republicans Aren’t Just Divided. They Live in Different Worlds.