What the top 1% tax bracket looks like since 1975. 
via Inequality by the numbers.

Outsourcing the smart phone market is estimated to become a $5.6B business by 2015. Why? Just look at this (jobs) trend.

Requests for programmers who write code for Apple’s iOS platform rose 20 percent between the first and second quarters of this year, according to Elance, a Mountain View (Calif.) broker that matches outsourcers such as MoFirst with those who want to create apps. Demand for programmers with Android skills rose by 15 percent, while developer requests for Research in Motion’s (RIMM) BlackBerry devices increased by 3 percent, according to Elance.

Bangalore, Home of the Next Angry Birds

Watch the full episode. See more Need To Know.

Mark Bittman talks about the politics of food.

Who knew that there’s a lot of politics in the food system from subsidies to lobbying? Blah. The food system in the U.S. is at the intersection of environment, income disparity and politics. Very interesting.

On the other hand, there’s a good side to the junk mail industry. They’re one of the few large industry that’s keeping the USPS alive. Until the economy tanked. And the use of technology via social media, email takes off.. 
mothernaturenetwork:

Here are some scary statistics:
9,960 pieces of junk mail are printed, shipped, delivered and disposed of in the U.S. every 3 seconds.
100 million trees are cut down in the U.S. each year to make the paper for junk mail.
Luckily, there are ways to reduce the amount of junk mail you receive, so do something nice for your mailbox and the planet.

On the other hand, there’s a good side to the junk mail industry. They’re one of the few large industry that’s keeping the USPS alive. Until the economy tanked. And the use of technology via social media, email takes off.. 

mothernaturenetwork:

Here are some scary statistics:

  • 9,960 pieces of junk mail are printed, shipped, delivered and disposed of in the U.S. every 3 seconds.
  • 100 million trees are cut down in the U.S. each year to make the paper for junk mail.

Luckily, there are ways to reduce the amount of junk mail you receive, so do something nice for your mailbox and the planet.

Of the 214 newcomers to Forbes magazine’s annual global ranking of billionaires this year, 54 were from China and 31 from Russia. The Asia-Pacific region had more billionaires than Europe for the first time in more than 10 years and gained the most of any region, with 105 additions, according to the list. Moscow displaced New York as the city with the greatest number of billionaires with 79, compared with New York’s 58.

Russian Billionaires Buy in U.S. as Mansions Lure Wealth - Bloomberg

Still have ways to go.

Carbon labels have yet to become as widely recognised by consumers as other eco-labels, however. A survey carried out in 2010 by Which?, a British consumer group, found that just a fifth of British shoppers recognised the carbon footprint label, compared with recognition rates of 82% for Fairtrade and 54% for organic labelling. 

Very interesting.

China’s insatiable demand for commodities has prompted a tripling in the price of mining truck tires, making them more expensive than a Porsche 911 Carrera S type or a condominium in Miami.

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