The WP published the following graph this morning which compares the power consumption in six African countries with the consumption of an energy efficient refrigerator in the US.
The point the Post was trying to make was look how greedy (or fill in other negatives) Americans are. But my response is so what. Americans do a lot of things that the rest of the world does not, including working aggressively on making the things they use even more efficient. The Post's logic is that Americans are piggy. But why not try to bring standards of consumption in those six nations up to something closer to what the US can afford?
Consider another chart. This time compare what a fridge cost to operate and how much it consumed in electricity over time.