Saturday, October 26, 2013

Occupy + Tea Party map

As I continue to play around with the Occupy and Tea Party mapping, here is my first map that joins both movements into one map. The borders are federal congressional House districts as of 2013, and the colors represent how "Tea Party" the candidates are, based on 3 measures: their activism in opposing the Affordable Care Act, their willingness to shut down the government to oppose the ACA, and the representative's FreedomWorks rating (a Tea Party donor group). The redder the district, the more Tea Party candidate activism, while the bluer the district the less the Tea Party candidate activism. The Occupy Protests are marked by dots for each city where there was a registered protest, based on 3 different reporting sites. The size and color of the dot represents the size of the protest. Unlike the previous maps, where I had mapped the OWS protests into congressional districts, I have now used NationalAtlas.gov data to map each individual city. Unlike the Occupy groups, which centralized reporting for protests, Tea Party did no such centralized reporting, plus they had large financial donors supporting busing campaigns to centralized locations. This means that Tea Party "protests" may not be tend to be localized to a city the way that Occupy was, and since the Tea Party's goals were specifically legislative, while OWS goals were cultural, it makes sense to map Tea Party to legislative districts, while keeping Occupy localized.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Occupy Wall Street Mapping, and Others

In the process of gathering data about the Tea Party, I also collected data about Occupy Wall Street protests in the U.S. For the OWS map below, I used 3 sources, one event per city, and mapped the events by congressional district (2012). The first OWS map is by the number of cities in each district with a registered protest. The second OWS map is by the largest estimated number of protesters per district (all city protests per district summed). Following these two OWS maps, I have several other maps from data that have been collecting, all of which is mapped at the congressional district level. Map 3 is a Partisan Voter Index, similar to that found in the Cook Report, but calculated by a non-Cook-related individual, estimating voter party preference for that district based on the last 2 major elections. Map 4 is Tea Party related, in that it is shows the FreedomWorks rating for each district representative as of 2013 (FreedomWorks is a major Tea Party donor). Finally, map 5 is a political rating score from a researcher at Stanford, Bonica, based on candidate criteria (the CF score).

The city-mapped data by congressional district is estimated. In other words, I could not find a good database that lists U.S. cities by congressional district, so I situated listed cities into districts by a brief Google search. If any of you discovers an error (and there may be several), please let me know.

Occupy Wall Street Sources:

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Occupy_movement_protest_locations_in_the_United_States

  2. http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2011/oct/17/occupy-protests-world-list-map

  3. Occupy Research Google Docs personal communication

PVI Source:

http://wheresthepartydoc.blogspot.com/2012/12/2012-cook-pvi-calculations.html

Bonica

http://data.stanford.edu/dime/

Original Data for Occupy Posted Below

Occupy Protest Inclusion--Decision Criteria

  1. Many cities were listed in all three sources, with various amounts of information, or contradictory information
  2. One event per city
  3. Most reasonable information (i.e., occupiers listed higher than NYC were rejected)
  4. Most information
  5. If a range was given, they were averaged (i.e., 100-200=150)
  6. If a number of protesters "+" was given, just the number was used (i.e., 40+ = 40)
  7. If "hundreds" was given, then 200 was used
  8. Highest population listed
  9. If there was no reported population, or was less than 5, a value of 5 was used
  10. If a city was in multilple districts, the total protesters were divided equally into the districts
  11. No effort was made to independently verify the existence of protests in a given city, or the number of protesters, other than the above criteria
  12. There may be errors in how I identified cities with congressional districts


Table 1-final data, Table 2-original raw data

Table 1: Final Data used for Mapping

Dist1ProtestsProtesters
AK019402
AL01150
AL0215
AL03125
AL051200
AL061300
AL07140
AR0115
AR022505
AR032300
AS0115
AZ0115
AZ0314000
AZ04125
AZ0515
AZ0721005
CA014360
CA029565
CA033120
CA041150
CA052300
CA0633805
CA0825005
CA0923200
CA101250
CA11124
CA121100
CA1315
CA143158
CA161300
CA172205
CA184305
CA193155
CA2013
CA2115
CA221185
CA233410
CA246595
CA2515
CA2715
CA2815
CA291100
CA3015000
CA33210
CA36210
CA3715
CA412105
CA43135
CA442305
CA4515
CA46398
CA472153
CA4811200
CA50210
CA5327000
CO0113000
CO021500
CO034403
CO04367
CO051500
CO515
CT0115
CT0215
CT032505
CT0515
DC15000
DE012155
FL011500
FL021300
FL031500
FL061100
FL072205
FL0813000
FL0915
FL1015
FL11255
FL132205
FL142405
FL15315
FL1711000
FL1815
FL193355
FL211100
FL223410
GA012300
GA0215
GA051150
GA0815
GA10275
GA1415
HI011200
HI029430
IA01315
IA022205
IA031350
IA041300
ID01315
ID02420
IL0118000
IL115150
IL121100
il14210
IL153417
IL162205
IL172100
IL181300
IL1915
IN01210
IN022105
IN031300
IN0421050
IN0515
IN06225
IN0711000
IN081100
IN091200
KS024370
KS0315
KS041300
KY0115
KY02210
KY031300
KY0415
KY062105
LA021400
LA041100
LA061150
LA07217
MA01451
MA023105
MA032115
MA0415
MA063125
MA0715
MA08210
MA0941047
MA101100
MD02170
MD0315
MD06315
MD071200
ME014130
ME02255
MI01180
MI0215
MI031400
MI052380
MI061500
MI0715
MI083510
MI1311000
MI154215
MN011150
MN0524100
MN07460
MN081100
MO0111000
MO051500
MO06210
MO072205
MO0815
MO0915
MS02150
MS0415
MT017810
NC0211200
NC041100
NC0611000
NC07210
NC091600
NC11315
NC121600
ND014220
NE011500
NE0211000
NH012105
NH02575
NJ021150
NJ07128
NJ0813
NJ0913
NJ10210
NJ12229
NJ13230
NM011500
NM02475
NM0321010
NV0111000
NV022350
NV0415
NY012320
NY0717500
NY1027650
NY1217500
NY1317500
NY1415
NY20210
NY2115
NY227620
NY23210
NY243505
NY251200
NY272205
NY2815
OH0111200
OH031300
OH05360
OH06150
OH091250
OH111150
OH12190
OH133325
OH161150
OK012305
OK02125
OK0415
OK052300
OR01210040
OR026680
OR0462115
OR052328
PA0115000
PA0315
PA05245
PA0615
PA0815
PA1015
PA112205
PA1215
PA153145
PA161300
PA173210
PA1813000
PA1915
R021500
RI011500
SC012320
SC02112
SC0315
SC043210
SC062155
SD014150
TN011130
TN021500
TN03150
TN051300
TN0615
TN072155
TX0115
TX051250
TX071300
TX1115
TX121200
TX131125
TX1415
TX1515
TX16150
TX17210
TX19255
TX201250
TX2315
TX2512000
TX26210
TX27360
TX3115
TX351100
UT01210
UT02312
UT0327
UT0412
VA0115
VA022170
VA031200
VA052125
VA06210
VA071200
VA0815
VA0915
VT0161455
WA01315
WA023755
WA034910
WA045455
WA0532055
WA0631405
WA0715000
WA0815
WA09315
WA2315
WI01120
WI021200
WI031120
WI0411000
WI0715
WI082240
WV01420
WV023110
WV032105
WY013125

Table 2: Original Data from 3 sources

Variables:

OrigMaxEst-Original maximum estimate from the largest event in a given city

RevMaxEst-Revised maximum estimate (using 5 for any lower, or missing values)

Dist1 - Dist4: Any congressional district where the listed city appears (may contain significant errors--please let me know when you find them)

ProtMultDist: Protesters per district--reflects having divided the total protesters per city equally into various districts where the city intersects.

StateTown/cityDate of first eventOrigMaxEstRevMaxEstDist1Dist2Dist3Dist4ProtMultDist
NYNew York CitySept. 17, 201130,00030,000NY07NY10NY12NY137500
AKKenai5AK015
AKBethelOct. 15, 201115AK015
AKUnalaskaOct. 16, 20111010AK0110
AKCordova10/16/20113030AK0130
AKSkagway10/16/20113030AK0130
AKJuneau10/15/20115050AK0150
AKHomer10/15/20116767AK0167
AKAnchorage8-Oct-118080AK0180
AKFairbanks10/15/2011125125AK01125
ALMobileOct. 8, 20115050AL0150
ALMontgomeryOct. 22, 20115AL025
ALAuburnOct. 15, 20112525AL0325
ALHuntsville7/10/11200200AL05200
ALBirmingham10/14/2011300300AL06300
ALTuscaloosaOct. 8, 20114040AL0740
ARJonesboroOct. 15, 20115AR015
ARConwayOct. 26, 20115AR025
ARLittle Rock10/15/2011500500AR02500
ARBentonville10/19/20115050AR0350
ARFayetteville10/15/2011250250AR03250
AZSedona5AS015
AZFlagstaffOct. 15, 20115AZ015
AZPhoenixOct. 14, 20114,0004,000AZ034000
AZPrescottOct. 6, 20112525AZ0425
AZTempeOct. 15, 20115AZ055
AZYuma5AZ075
AZTucson10/15/201110001,000AZ071000
CAGrass Valley10/16/20115CA015
CANevada City5CA015
CAMount Shasta10/15/2011150150CA01150
CARedding10/15/2011200200CA01200
CAEurekaOct. 13, 20115CA025
CAMonte Rio5CA025
CAPetalumaOct. 29, 20115CA025
CASebastopol5CA025
CAUkiah5CA025
CAPoint Reyes Station9/10/114040CA0240
CAarcata1/10/11100100CA02100
CAChico8/10/11200200CA02200
CAHumboldt1/10/11200200CA02200
CAAmador County5CA035
CAClearlake10/15/20114040CA0340
CAMarysville10/16/20117575CA0375
CAAuburnNov. 17, 2011150150CA04150
CALakeport10/15/20115050CA0550
CASacramento1/10/11250250CA05250
CASan Rafael5CA065
CASonoma10/14/2011300300CA06300
CAsanta rosaoct 15th35003,500CA063500
CAVictorville5CA085
CASan Francisco10/13/1150005,000CA085000
CABerkeley8/10/11200200CA09200
CAOakland10/10/1130003,000CA093000
CAWalnut Creek12/10/11250250CA10250
CAsan ramon2424CA1124
CASanta CruzSep-11100100CA12100
CAAlameda5CA135
CAHalf Moon BayOct. 4, 20115CA145
CARedwood CityOct. 28, 20115CA14CA182.5
CAPalo Alto12/10/11150150CA14150
CASan Jose10/16/2011300300CA16300
CASalinasOct. 15, 20115CA175
CAMonterey10/15/2011200200CA17200
CAModesto5CA18CA192.5
CAStockton12/10/11100100CA18100
CAMerced10/15/2011200200CA18200
CAGilroy5CA19CA202.5
CAFresno8/10/11150150CA19150
CAVisalia5CA215
CABakersfield10/15/2011185185CA22185
CAOxnardOct. 15, 20115CA235
CASanta MariaOct. 15, 20115CA235
CASanta Barbara6/10/11400400CA23400
CAAtascadero5CA245
CACamarilloOct. 5, 20115CA245
CAOjai5CA245
CALompoc10/15/20113030CA2430
CAVentura10/15-16/11250250CA24250
CASan Luis Obispo300300CA24300
CASanta Clarita5CA255
CASan MarinoOct. 5, 20115CA275
CAVan NuysOct. 28, 20115CA285
CAPasadena12/10/11100100CA29100
CALos Angeles10/15/201150005,000CA305000
CACulver City5CA335
CASanta Monica College5CA335
CACoachella ValleyOct. 11, 20115CA365
CAVeniceOct. 9, 20115CA365
CATorranceOct. 15, 20115CA375
CAYucca5CA415
CARedlands8/10/11100100CA41100
CAFontana12/10/113535CA4335
CARiversideOct. 15, 20115CA445
CARiverside10/15/2011300300CA44300
CATemeculaOct. 15, 20115CA455
CAHuntington BeachMar. 9, 20122020CA4620
CAAnaheim10/10/117575CA4675
CASanta AnaOct. 22, 20115CA47CA462.5
CALong Beach10/16/2011150150CA47150
CAIrvineOct. 15, 201112001,200CA481200
CAEncinitasOct. 15, 20115CA505
CAEscondidoNov. 5, 20115CA505
CASan Diego7/10/1120002,000CA532000
CADavis5,0005,000CA535000
CODenver9/24/201130003,000CO013000
COBoulder10/15/2011500500CO02500
COAspen8/10/115353CO0353
CODurango10/14/2011100100CO03100
COPuebloOctober 7th100100CO03100
COGrand Junction10/15/2011150150CO03150
COGreeley5CO045
COLongmontOct. 10, 20111212CO0412
COFort Collins10/10/115050CO0450
COColorado Springs4-Oct-11500500CO05500
COCanon City5CO55
CTHartfordOct. 7, 20115CT015
CTNew London5CT025
CTBranfordOct. 6, 20115CT035
CTNew HavenOctober 15th, 2011500500CT03500
CTDanbury5CT055
DCWashington DC10/15/201150005,000DC5000
DEDelmar5DE015
DEWilmingtonOct. 15, 2011150150DE01150
FLPensacola8/10/11500500FL01500
FLTallahassee10/14/2011300300FL02300
FLjacksonvilleoct 8th500500FL03500
FLGainesville11/10/11100100FL06100
FLSt. Augustine5FL075
FLDaytonaOctober 15th 2011200200FL07200
FLOrlando10/15/201130003,000FL083000
FLNew Port Richey5FL095
FLSt. Petersburg10/15/20115FL105
FLTampa5FL115
FLUniversity of South Florida3/11/115050FL1150
FLBradenton5FL135
FLSarasota10/15/2011200200FL13200
FLfort myers5FL145
FLNaples10/15/2011400400FL14400
FLCocoa5FL155
FLMelbourne5FL155
FLVero Beach5FL155
FLMiami10/15/201110001,000FL171000
FLKey West5FL185
FLLehigh Acres5FL195
FLBoca Raton10/13/2011100100FL19100
FLLake Worth8/10/11250250FL19250
FLDelray Beach10/15/2011100100FL21100
FLPalm Beach5FL225
FLWest Palm Beach5FL225
FLFt. Lauderdale10/15/2011400400FL22400
GASavannah9/10/11100100GA01100
GAValdosta8/10/11200200GA01200
GAFort Benning5GA025
GAAtlanta10/10/11150150GA05150
GAMacon5GA085
GAAthens5GA105
GAAugusta12/10/117070GA1070
GADalton5GA145
HIHonolulu10/15/2011200200HI01200
HIKauaŹ»i5HI025
HIKona5HI025
HIOahu5HI025
HIWaikiki5HI025
HIHilo6/10/115050HI0250
HIKahului10/26/20115050HI0250
HIKailua-Kona10/26/20116060HI0260
HIMaui10/15/2011100100HI02100
HIWailuku7/10/11150150HI02150
IACedar Valley5IA015
IADecorahNov. 5th, 20115IA015
IADubuque5IA015
IACedar RapidsOct. 22, 20115IA025
IAIowa City10/10/11200200IA02200
IADes Moines9/10/11350350IA03350
IAAmes10/13/2011300300IA04300
IDBoise5ID015
IDCoeur d'Alene10/15/20115ID015
IDSandpoint5ID015
IDIdaho Falls5ID025
IDMoscow5ID025
IDPocatello7/10/115ID025
IDSalmon5ID025
ILChicago8,0008,000IL018000
ILKankakee5IL115
ILNormal5IL115
ILStreatorNov. 30, 20115IL115
ILNormal and BloomingtonOctorber 56565IL1165
ILNaperville10/23/20117070IL1170
ILCarbonDale10/15/2011100100IL12100
ILAurora5il145
ILDeKalb5IL145
ILBloomingtonOct. 5, 20115IL155
ILCharleston10/17/20111212IL1512
ILChampaign10/15/2011400400IL15400
ILOttawa5IL165
ILRockford4/10/11200200IL16200
ILGalesburgOct. 17, 20114040IL1740
ILMacombOct. 21, 20116060IL1760
ILPeoria10/15/2011300300IL18300
ILSpringfield5IL195
INPortageOct. 22, 20115IN015
INValparaiso5IN015
INElkhart12/10/115IN025
INSouth Bend8/10/11100100IN02100
INFort Wayne10/15/2011300300IN03300
INWest LafayetteDec. 10, 20115050IN0450
INLafayette10/29/201110001,000IN041000
INKokomo5IN055
INAnderson5IN065
INMuncieOct. 19, 20112020IN0620
INIndianapolisOct. 8, 20111,0001,000IN071000
INEvansville10/15/2011100100IN08100
INBloomington9/10/11200200IN09200
KSTopeka5KS025
KSPittsburgOctober 12th1515KS0215
KSLawrence October 8th, 201150150KS02150
KSManhattan 10/15/2011200200KS02200
KSKansas City5KS035
KSWichita2/10/11300300KS04300
KYPaducah5KY015
KYBowling Green5KY025
KYOwensboro5KY025
KYLouisvilleOct. 04, 2011300300KY03300
KYAshland5KY045
KYBerea5KY065
KYLexingtonSept. 31, 2011100100KY06100
LANew Orleans6/10/11400400LA02400
LAShreveport10/15/2011100100LA04100
LABaton RougeOctober 22nd, 2011150150LA06150
LALake Charles5LA075
LALafayetteNov. 17, 20111212LA0712
MABerkshiresOct. 10, 20115MA015
MALenox5MA015
MAWilliamstown5MA015
MAAmherstOct. 5, 20113636MA0136
MASpringfieldOct. 10, 20115MA025
MAGreenfield12/10/115050MA0250
MANorthamptonOct. 6, 20115050MA0250
MAMarlborough10/15/20115MA035
MAWorcesterOctober 16th 2011110110MA03110
MANewton5MA045
MASalemOct. 22, 20115MA065
MAReading2020MA0620
MANew Bedford10/15/2011100100MA06100
MAJamaica PlainNov. 13, 20115MA075
MACambridgeNov. 9, 20115MA085
MASomerville5MA085
MANeedham5MA095
MAProvincetown5MA095
MAFalmouth8/10/113737MA0937
MABostonSept. 3010001,000MA091000
MAHyannis1014/11100100MA10100
MEBar HarborOct. 15, 20117070MD0270
MDAnnapolis5MD035
MDFrederickNov. 11, 20115MD065
MDHagerstown5MD065
MDCumberlandOct. 8, 201135MD065
MDBaltimore4/10/11200200MD07200
MEBrunswick5ME015
MEPortland5ME015
MESouth Portland5ME015
MEAugusta10/15/2011115115ME01115
MEPresque Isle5ME025
MEBangor12/10/115050ME0250
MITraverse City10/15/20118080MI0180
MIMuskegon5MI025
MIGrand Rapids8/10/11400400MI03400
MISaginaw5MI055
MIFlintOct. 14th375375MI05375
MIKalamazoo12/10/11500500MI06500
MISaline5MI075
MIBrighton5MI085
MIEast Lansing5MI085
MILansing10/15/2011500500MI08500
MIDetroit10/15/201110001,000MI131000
MIMarquette5MI155
MINiles5MI155
MIYpsilanti5MI155
MIAnn Arbor6/10/11200200MI15200
MNRochester150150MN01150
MNMinneapolisOctober 7th, 2011600600MN05600
MOarnold10/23/201135003,500MN053500
MNAlexandria5MN075
MNMoorhead5MN075
MNMarshall10/14/20112020MN0720
MNBemidjiOct 15th3030MN0730
MNDuluth9/10/11100100MN08100
MOSt. Louis1/10/1110001,000MO011000
MOKansas City3/10/11500500MO05500
MOKirksville5MO065
MOSt. JosephOct. 5, 20115MO065
MOJoplin5MO075
MOSpringfield10/15/2011200200MO07200
MOCape GirardeauNov. 5, 20115MO085
MOColumbia5MO095
MSJacksonOct. 15, 20115050MS0250
MSBiloxiOct. 15, 20115MS045
MTButte5MT015
MTGreat Falls5MT015
MTBillings10/15/20115050MT0150
MTkalispell10/17/20115050MT0150
MTBozeman10/14/2011200200MT01200
MTHelenaOctober 15th200200MT01200
MTMissoula8/10/11300300MT01300
NCRaleigh10/15/201112001,200NC021200
NCDurham10/15/2011100100NC04100
NCGreensboro10/15/201110001,000NC061000
NCFayetteville5NC075
NCWilmington5NC075
SCCharlotte8/10/11600600NC09600
NCAsheville5NC115
NCHendersonville5NC115
NCSylva5NC115
NCWinston-Salem600600NC12600
NDGrand ForksOct. 15, 20115ND015
NDMinot5ND015
NDBismarck10/15/20116060ND0160
NDFargo-Moorhead10/15/2011150150ND01150
NELincoln3/15/2011500500NE01500
NEOmaha10/15/201110001,000NE021000
NHExeter5NH015
NHManchester100100NH01100
NHConcord5NH025
NHConway5NH025
NHNashua5NH025
NHHanoverOct. 13, 20112020NH0220
NHKeeneOCT 15th4040NH0240
NJNewton10/15/2011150150NJ02150
NJMount OliveOct. 10, 20112828NJ0728
NJKearney5NJ08NJ092.5
NJNewark5NJ105
NJToms River5NJ105
NJPrinceton5NJ125
NJTrenton6th October, 20112424NJ1224
NJJersey City5NJ135
NJAtlantic CityNov. 5, 20112525NJ1325
NMAlbuquerqueOctober 6th, 2011500500NM01500
NMCarlsbad5NM025
NMLos Lunas5NM025
NMRoswell5NM025
NMLas Cruces10/15/20116060NM0260
NMTaos6/10/111010NM0310
NMSanta Fe10/15/201110001,000NM031000
NVLas Vegas10/15/201110001,000NV011000
NVCarson City10/15/20117575NV0275
NVreno275275NV02275
NVTahoe5NV045
NYSag Harbor10/15/2011120120NY01120
NYThe Hamptons10/15/2011200200NY01200
NYBrooklyn10/15/2011150150NY10150
NYAstoria10/28/20115NY145
NYGlens Falls5NY205
NYSaratoga Springs5NY205
NYAlbanyOct. 21, 20115NY215
NYKingston5NY225
NYLong Island5NY225
NYNew Paltz5NY225
NYPaltz5NY225
NYBinghamton10/15/2011100100NY22100
NYPoughkeepsieOct. 15, 2011200200NY22200
NYIthaca5/10/11300300NY22300
NYPlattsburgh5NY235
NYSaranac Lake5NY235
NYCortland5NY245
NYOneonta10/15/2011100100NY24100
NYUtica10/13/2011400400NY24400
NYSyracuse2/10/11200200NY25200
NYFredonia5NY275
NYBuffalo8/10/11200200NY27200
NYRochester5NY285
OHCincinnati8/10/1112001,200OH011200
OHDayton10/10/11300300OH03300
OHDefiance5OH055
OHFindlay5OH055
OHBowling Green10/19/20115050OH0550
OHAthens10/16/20115050OH0650
OHToledo10-Oct-11250250OH09250
OHCleveland7/10/11150150OH11150
OHColumbus10/10/119090OH1290
OHKent5OH135
OHAkron10/15/20112020OH1320
OHYoungstown10/15/2011300300OH13300
OHCantonOct. 15, 2011150150OH16150
OKBartlesville5OK015
OKTulsa10/15/2011300300OK01300
OKTahlequah8-Oct-112525OK0225
OKNorman5OK045
OKShawneeOct. 11, 20115050OK0550
OKOklahoma City7/10/11250250OK05250
ORSeaside8/10/114040OR0140
ORPortland6/10/111000010,000OR0110000
ORKlamath Falls5OR025
ORMosierNov. 5, 20112020OR0220
OREureka3030OR0230
ORBendOctober 15,1011150150OR02150
ORMedford10/15/2011200200OR02200
ORAshland6/10/11275275OR02275
ORCottage Grove5OR045
ORPort Orford5OR045
ORRoseburg5OR045
ORCoos BayOctober 15,10114040OR0440
ORCorvallis6/10/116060OR0460
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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Tea Party Map, 2013

Several sources have generated a "Tea Party Map" based on various metrics. For example, the New Yorker generated a map called the "GOP Suicide Caucus" based on who signed the letter by Congressman Mark Meadows back in August, stating that the GOP should shut down the government before allowing the Affordable Care Act to be funded.

More recently, the LA Times has generated a map of the 144 Congress people who voted to keep the government shutdown going--i.e., who refused to vote "Yes" on the clean continuing resolution sent down by the Senate that eventually passed Boehner's House.

I generated my own map based on these two same data sources, but included a third, members of the House Tea Party Caucaus as of 2013 (from Wikipedia, don't tell my students). This allowed me to create a rating of each of the House members from 0-3, 0 meaning they have no documented affiliation with the Tea Party by any of these three metrics, and 3, meaning that each of these 3 sources show an affiliation. So for that these metrics are worth, below is my map. Over the next few days I will be updating some demographic information for these districts and generating correlations--updated from a similar post I wrote on the topic from Aug 2011.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

US Militarization and GDP

I am currently reading McNally's Global Slump: The Economics and Politics of Crisis and Resistance. The author makes the claim that "When the war commenced in 1939, the American economy was half the size of Europe, Japan and the Soviet Union together. But after its wartime boom, as factories churned out steel, aircraft, tanks, electrical goods, bombs and more, it emerged by war's end as larger than all these others combined. American-based manufacturing accounted for fully half of world output at the end of WWII."

I hadn't realized that WWII had been so great for the US economy, so I set out to verify McNally's claims. I found a spreadsheet of historical nominal GDP by country estimated back to year "0" at the University of Gronigen's Maddison Project. Presuming the validity of the data, it indeed appears that the vast US militarization for WWII pushed the United States far ahead of other national competitors. The three lines I plotted were: United States, non-US Allies (UK, France, Soviet Union, China, Belgium, Netherlands), and the Axis Powers (Japan, Germany, Italy). No wonder General Eisenhower felt the need to warn the future US about the growth of the Military-Industrial Complex--he recognized the economic value and feared we would ourselves become another Fascist state, the same as what we had just defeated.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Deficits as a Percent of GDP--Historical

Quick data note. What do your national (federal) deficits look like charted since 1929, when compared to our GDP? Are they getting better or worse in the last several years? Are they far worse than we have ever seen? I will let the chart speak for itself. The red bars above the 0 line are surpluses--notice there aren't many of these since WWI, so it doesn't seem this has ever been a concern in our history.