Infographic overload

The blog Bitrebels posted a number of infographics that compare the salaries of self-employed people in the U.S. versus those the U.K. Without picking on this particular design, this graphic shows common mistakes that often apear in infographic illustrations.
  1. Round up the numbers to the nearest $ 000. The digits behind the comma do not add anything.
  2. Group data together, a standard bar chart showing the 2 numbers with their delta is much clearer.
  3. Pick a meaningful comparison unit. More than 3,000 hamburgers is not.