Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Waste Not Want Not

July 2012
GMO: Welcome to Dystopia!

We are five years into a severe global food crisis that is very unlikely to go away. It will threaten poor countries with increased malnutrition and starvation and even collapse. Resource squabbles and waves of food-induced migration will threaten global stability and global growth. This threat is badly underestimated by almost everybody and all institutions with the possible exception of some military establishments.

Waste Not Want Not

The Waste Not Want Not poster from World War I was published by the Canada Food Board to encourage Canadian women to preserve perishable foods.

File:Waste not want not WWI poster.jpg

While we are on the topic of waste, here is a chart of real sewage and waste disposal construction spending per capita (June 2012 dollars).

While we are on the topic of construction spending, here is a chart of real religious construction spending per capita (June 2012 dollars).

July 5, 2012
Vatican reports worst deficit in years: $18.4 million

The effects of the euro zone debt crisis has reached into some of the holiest of halls, pushing the Vatican into one of its worst budget deficits in years.

Quotes about Religion

Religion: keeping the poor from killing the rich for 2000 years. - Bumper sticker

Oh oh.

This post inspired by a friend who sent me the link to the GMO article.

Source Data:
St. Louis Fed: Custom Chart #1
St. Louis Fed: Custom Chart #2

1 comment:

Stagflationary Mark said...

Here's a bonus thought related to that last chart.

Churches Report Major Clergy Glut

Cash-strapped parishioners--who were already aging and shrinking in number--have given less to their churches, resulting in staff cuts. Meanwhile, older clergy who saw their retirement funds evaporate are delaying retirement, leaving fewer positions available to younger ministers.

"With the employment prospects both in and out of the church being slim, those who are employed are not likely to leave"--at least not voluntarily, Myers said.