Visa restrictions and possible impact on innovation

Posted to Infographics  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

The Washington Post talked to three experts on the American workforce and innovation and how immigration restrictions to the US might impact future progress. Aside from the important topic the ratio of words to charts is interesting. I’ve gotten used to seeing pieces that are chart-heavy or word-heavy, but this is more one-to-one. I like it.

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Stacked Area Chart

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