Unequal America

By Richard Florida
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Here's a map of the human development of U.S. counties based on factors like income, education, literacy, and health (via (Map Scroll). There's been some concern about the utility of such combined indexes, still this map provides a powerful visualization America's enormous social, economic, and geographic divide.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2009/05/unequal-america/18429/