I love this!
Okay, now before you go freaking out, I do care about the election and I am going to vote. But I am embarrassed to admit I really dislike talking about politics. I don't mind other people imposing their wisdom on me though. Case in point, Ryan's cousin is very interested in politics and she wrote up a great post about the economy and what not. She shares some excellent info so I am linking to it here.
Somewhat related, a while back I saw a great video called "The History of Stuff" It really got me thinking about my spending habits. Now I need to find a way to translate that to my actual spending. Anyway it is interesting and if you want to you can find it here.