Google hosts a “Gapminder” tool that uses Flash technology to turn otherwise tedious or boring data into readable, interactive animations. Gapminder is a foundation based in Stockholm, Sweden. Funding has been mainly by grants from Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida, and the data presented are gathered in collaboration with the United Nations Statistic Division. More details (and charts and graphs!) are available at www.gapminder.org.
Also graphically interesting is the geographically-based economic data site, hosted by Yale: gecon.yale.edu