Here’s another item that would have never been put up here weeks ago, that is, before all the finance, economics, and investment stuff moved to the new blog at Iacono Research. From The Atlantic comes this story about the dearth of walkable streets in the U.S. – just one more contributing factor to the obesity epidemic as indicated below.

Now, my wife and I have lived the last few decades in California, Oregon and Montana (where, by the way, obesity is almost double what it was in the 1990s), but, you can probably image our surprise sometimes when we travel to different parts of the country.

Also see America’s Fattest Cities that, for some reason, includes only cities in Texas, Illinois, Ohio-West Virgina-Kentucky, and New York.