In my infographic, I decided to use multiple types of infographics in order to push the overall idea.
By using flow charts I could summarize ideas quickly and easily without the need to get bogged down in data. One of the most difficult things about relating economic ideas to people is trying to connect to their experience. While economists often use graphs and charts, this kind of presentation has a high barrier to entry for laypeople.
So, in order to avoid that sort of presentation, I went with quick flowcharts that summarize the various points economists are trying to make. While this sort of presentation wouldn’t stand up to academic scrutiny, the point of the graphic was to push a position, not to be peer reviewed.
Additionally, I used oppositional comparison lists for Democrat and Republican strategies. Meant to focus more on the disconnects between the ideas, this seemed like an ideal format. If I had been aiming for accuracy, this would not have been appropriate, since often politicians are speaking at cross purposes to justify their positions - Republicans appealing to ideological proponents of abstract concepts, while Democrats tend to invoke more pragmatic sources and indicate a sense of utilitarian thinking (i.e. what is good for many outweighs the good of the few).
Finally, the Venn diagram twists a bit on the typical form by showing that there is no are of overlap between these positions. I thought it could be an effective way of poking fun at those people who seem to always believe that some middle ground exists where everyone will be happy.