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WEF Global Risk Report 2010: Risks Interconnection Map
March 24, 2010 7:03 AM   Subscribe

The World Economic Forum's Global Risk Report 2010. Here is the full report (HTML). As reported by the BBC, Wall Street Journal, and Reuters.
posted by WalterMitty (9 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Surely that tag should read "'DOOOOM!"?
posted by The Whelk at 7:10 AM on March 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


That's pretty cool. Also, I liked that when you click a node and want to return to the main overview, the browser's back button works. Didn't expect that.
posted by circular at 7:16 AM on March 24, 2010


"Nanoparticle toxicity"? I can just image the nipples of whoever created this map were perky with dreadful glee when they imagined these scenarios.
posted by KokuRyu at 7:18 AM on March 24, 2010


Surely that tag should read "'DOOOOM!"?

You're missing five or six Os there, The Whelk.
posted by briank at 7:28 AM on March 24, 2010


I like this one:
Retrenchment from globalization (emerging)

Multiple emerging economies adopt policies that create barriers to flows of goods, capital and labour and fail to engage with multilateral governance structures to address global challenges

New trade barriers (implicit and explicit through tariffs and subsidies) erected
What about 'multiple or single dominant economies avoiding multilateral governance structures' doing this!
posted by tellurian at 7:32 AM on March 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


I am not pulling my assets out of China just yet.
posted by caddis at 7:33 AM on March 24, 2010


"Perky with dreadful glee" would make a great...

What?

Oh. Sorry, my bad.
posted by Skorgu at 9:21 AM on March 24, 2010


What about 'multiple or single dominant economies avoiding multilateral governance structures' doing this

It's about time people started discussing this. When I was in uni, the idea that globalization could be reversed or even impeded was not treated very seriously. That wasn't even that long ago, and the reasoning seemed to be mostly "because the internet". All it takes is a rise in nationalism, a few trade barriers, restricting access to information, and restrictions on business and travel. All of which seem to go in and out of fashion every decade or 2 when one of us rich countries takes a hit, or we discover that the world's poor are still poor despite the magic transformative powers of globalization.
posted by Kirk Grim at 9:58 AM on March 24, 2010


I'm interested in getting hold of the software that makes these visualizations possible. They look like "mind map" visualizations, but I don't know of any mind mapping software that creates images like this one. Anyone know what it is?
posted by Vibrissae at 11:01 PM on March 24, 2010


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