What Justifies Apple’s Market Cap?
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What Justifies Apple’s Market Cap?

Posted on Mar 28, 2012 by George F Huhn
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I read a Market Watch blog post that pointed out that Apple has a market cap that is 1.4 times Exxon Mobil’s and twice the market cap of GE’s. These bubble charts compare 22 of the 26 companies with market caps over $100 billion to see why. (Some comparable financial data wasn’t available for 4 of […]

Test Scores vs. Annual Education Spending Bubble Chart
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Test Scores vs. Annual Education Spending Bubble Chart

Posted on Mar 26, 2012 by George F Huhn
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Today’s bubble chart illustrates the relationship between annual education spending and science and math test scores for 12 countries. Here, the x-axis represents math test scores; the y-axis represents science test scores; and the bubble radius represents annual education spending per child. This first chart (above) uses a zoom-box to expand the view of the […]

The Cost of Republican Delegates Part 2.
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The Cost of Republican Delegates Part 2.

Posted on Mar 22, 2012 by George F Huhn
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The candidates themselves aren’t the only ones spending big bucks to get convention delegates. The Super Pacs, ostensibly independent fund-raising organizations, are also spending $10’s of millions to influence the election. Mitt Romney is the clear winner in the Super Pac race with $36.6 million spent to-date on his behalf. That comes out to about […]

The Cost of Republican Presidential Delegates Bubble Chart
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The Cost of Republican Presidential Delegates Bubble Chart

Posted on Mar 21, 2012 by George F Huhn
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Buying delegates for the Republican Presidential nomination is expensive. Even though he has smallest number of delegates in this bubble chart, Ron Paul has spent the most per delegate: about $660,000 per delegate for his 50 delegates. Rick Santorum has spent the least: about $50,000 for each one of his delegates. Mitt Romney has spent […]