Whom Do You Hang With?

From NPR.org:

I would call it, for the moment, “The Part Of America Kansas City Hangs With” because that's what this map is saying. It's a new, intriguing way to see our country. This one was built by tracking dollar bill circulation. There've been similar maps built from phone call data. The idea here is to show America not as 50 states, but as regions where people do stuff together. In other words, a “Whom Do You Hang With?” map.

This is a fascinating look at where our dollars circulate and how there are both hard and soft borders that are often distinct from state borders. It's a mash-up of two topics that have my attention currently – economics and information science.

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Whom Do You Hang With?