The Walmart wildfire

Last week’s request for the inside scoop on Walmart yielded a great many excellent comments and articles. Today, I am alerted to this incredible visualization of Walmart’s growth over time, via Andrew Gelman.

Sentences to ponder

Walmart reported brisk traffic overnight. The retailer, based in Bentonville, Ark., said that 22 million shoppers streamed through stores across the country on Thanksgiving Day. That is more than the number of people who visit Disney’s Magic Kingdom in an … Continue reading

Links I liked

A compendium of advice for academics When will your mail be stolen? Do wild elephants have a word for human? Canadian pornography apparently not Canadian enough How much is Walmart selling Occupy Wall Street posters for? The fascinating (and evidence … Continue reading

Environmental intelligence

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) are the James Bonds of the green movement, an international campaigning organization that investigates and exposes environmental crime by going deep undercover. The New Yorker‘s Raffi Khatchadourian tails EIA as they track Walmart toilet seats … Continue reading