miscellaneous

What we learned this week

  • The average British person has 3,370 cubic feet of stuff crammed into their home, twice as much as we had 30 years ago.
  • Last week I posted the Robin Hood Tax website, which has a running poll on whether or not people agree with the idea. In proof that such a tax is required, a Goldman Sachs employee has allegedly spammed the poll with thousands of ‘no’ votes.
  • Washington DC has its own alternative currency. The Potomac was launched in May last year. It doesn’t seem to have taken off yet, but since alternative and local money makes more sense with every passing month, perhaps we might see Michelle Obama buying some local produce with them sometime soon.
  • Britain is one of the least forested countries in Europe, and re-planting woodland may be a useful strategy in reducing our impact on the climate, according to the Forestry Commission.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: