Photo of the day

Okay, it’s not that interesting a photo, but it is from the Planet Money tumblr as they trace the journey of their Planet Money t-shirt (yes, I’ve ordered mine).   It’s impossible to say where the cotton in any particular t-shirt comes from, but I love that they went to my former home of Lubbock, TX to visit cotton fields.  Cotton is huge out in Lubbock.  I still quite distinctly remember my Lubbock real estate tour during my interview (part of the TTU hook is showing you that you can buy a nice 1400 sq ft, two-car garage house in a nice neighborhood for $76,000 in 2000).  The realtor stopped by a cotton field and we got out and got some cotton.  I brought mine home as a souvenir and had it for years (probably till I moved to Cary– I have no idea what became of it).  Anyway, here’s your Lubbock, TX cotton photo.

Lubbock, Texas - Here’s another shot from the cotton test field we visited to learn about the the first steps of making our shirt.  Plant sex: successful.  (Katie Hayes Luke/NPR)

Lubbock, Texas – Here’s another shot from the cotton test field we visited to learn about the the first steps of making our shirt.  Plant sex: successful.  (Katie Hayes Luke/NPR)

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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