May/June 2010 Issue

May/June 2010

Population Special Report

  • What we don't talk about when we don't talk about population.


Nothing Grows Forever
Nothing Grows Forever
Less work, more happiness: What would really happen if our economy stopped growing?

PLUS: The Great Sprawl of China
Tall Is Beautiful
Tall Is Beautiful
Yes in my backyard: Why packing more people into your city is good for the planet.
Sweet and Lowdown
Sweet and Lowdown
Would you like some deforestation with your organic sugar? Sure, say Big Organic and the feds.
Bound for America
Bound for America
One man's journey through the hidden system of legalized indentured servitude.

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Departments

Outfront

How to buy an election on the DL; Lady Gaga: not a man, but working for The Man; this judge was brought to you by the US Chamber of Commerce; Lego my Bible!; suing climate change into submission; cloudy with a chance of liability; big banks greenwash their portfolios; the Tea Party teaches Con Law 101

Media Jones

Virginia Heffernan unpacks our preoccupation with hoarders; reading recommendations from Michael Chabon, Susan Orlean, Natalie Angier, and other great writers; plus more book (Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter, Mumble in the Jungle), film (Casino Jack and the United States of Money, Strange Powers), and music reviews

MoJo Interview

Practical Values


Cover illustration by Roberto Parada