Walmart is going organic and locavore in its produce section. Corby Kummer comes to terms with his disbelief (and does blind taste tests of Whole Foods versus Walmart) in an Atlantic article. I started looking into how and why Walmart … Continue reading
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.
Posting has been slow (well, nonexistent) as Jeannie and I move into our new place in New Haven. For odd reasons, AT&T takes 10 days to set up an Internet line, so I’m squelching off of the faint signal of … Continue reading
That is David Wong’s title, not mine, and he offers the most vivid, relatable account of the Trump phenomenon I’ve seen. It is hard to pick excerpts and should be read in full. But here are bits: If you don’t live in … Continue reading
Finally someone besides Todd Moss has combined social science with pulpy beach-reading thrillers. Suresh Naidu turned me onto P.W. Singer and August Cole’s Ghost Fleet during one of our morning runs, and you should think of this as our combined … Continue reading
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
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
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