Stuff costs too much. Seriously. Every time I go to the grocery store these days, I am absolutely horrified by the prices. I try not to buy anything that is not on sale, but the problem is that I am discovering that the new sale prices are the old regular prices. So now paying what used to be “full price” is supposedly a “good deal”. The other way that [...]
Are we in the midst of a garbage crisis, up to our necks in trash and fast running out of space for landfills to put it all in?
In a word: No. If only it were that simple.
Americans are good at fixing such acute crises. Look what happened when the shame and disgust at rampant litter reached a tipping point in the 1960s: We collectively changed our behavior and did it [...]