US water is often very polluted with toxics. The Environmental Working Group’s “What’s In Your Water?” (at the NYTimes) interactive feature allows you to find out what toxics are in the water in US cities and towns.
”It will not be too bad this year. Both China and America are addressing bubbles by creating more bubbles and we’re just taking advantage of that. So we can’t lose,” China Investment Corp Chairman Lou Jiwei said, August 28, 2009.
In 2005, Citigroup researchers wrote a report “Plutonomy” arguing that the world’s capitalists will be able to realize big profits as all US wealth becomes concentrated in a plutocrat class. Their report explains how financial capitalists think capitalism doesn’t need a mass consumption base.
This is David Harvey’s “Crisis of Capitalism,” animated on ZVideo.
Grist’s “What US citydwellers really spend on food and drink.” An E-Z food budget-by-city infographic.
A clip from one of the best things to come out of television
This website allows you to enter a US address and get an estimate of average transportation costs.