Apparently, the United States Code is complex! There is something about this visualization that makes you want to pull out a weed-whacker.
From the posting:
Mike and I have been working on a paper we hope to soon post to the SSRN entitled ” The Structure and Complexity of the United States Code.” Yesterday, we presented a pre-alpha version of the paper in the Michigan Center for Political Studies Workshop. The above visualization For those who might be interested, the abstract for the working abstract for the paper is below. If you are interested in accessing documentation for the above visualization please click here.