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Out this Tuesday, May 29, Fred Pearce’s The Land Grabbers looks at the unprecedented land grab is taking place around the world. Wall Street, Chinese billionaires, oil sheikhs, agribusiness, and more are buying up huge tracts of land all over the world. See some of these purchases in this flier.

Startling Facts about Wealth and Inequality from Billionaires’ Ball: Gluttony and Hubris in an Age of Epic Inequality by Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks

“A devastating exposé of the real-world impact of extreme wealth concentration from two of our most rigorous, knowledgeable and humorous chroniclers of corporate excess. An indispensable read for this political moment.” —Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine

In honor of World Water Day, here are five principles for developing a water ethic in your community.