USAID Website.  Famine Early Warning System provides links to a lot of USAID work regarding food insecurity. (Thanks to UMD undergraduate Katya Kroupnik for the link.)

posted July 22, 2008 at 6:40 p.m.

Worldwide Fresh Water Crisis.  Covered by Scientific American.

posted July 22, 2008 at 5:50 p.m.

Impacts of Tax Rate Progressivity.  Tax law Professor Paul Caron notes data that shows that the impact of the Bush tax cut (widely thought to favor the rich) had the surprising impact of increasing the total percentage of all taxes paid by the rich.  He links to a WSJ editorial..

posted July 22, 2008 at 7:30 a.m.