Tech & society

The Corporate States of America

As war drums beat in Washington, DC (and at many US newspapers), it’s useful to understand how the federal government spends our tax dollars and borrowed money. There’s an image floating around Facebook that compares military, health, housing and education spending. It’s undated, but it’s from 2009. And the numbers in the supporting article are, […]


InfoGraphic: Gulf Oil Explosion (Daily, 30 Days)

Updated 30 May It’s been more than 30 days since a BP explosion killed 11 employees and opened a pipe that is spewing vast quantities of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. On Thursday, BP acknowledged that the “leak” is greater than the official government estimate of 5,000 barrels (210,000 U.S. gallons) per day. Depending […]