Favorite Rejects 2022-01-04
Yes, I think people haven't quite wrapped their heads around the fact that optimal policy response depends crucially on the biological realities of a pandemic, and that Omicron is fundamentally different from previous Covid variants in key biological respects.
@nbeaudrot this is a key thing that's driving people insane, now you have biden and fauci and leana wen sounding like ron desantis and trump circa may 2020 or so and it's breaking brains
Matthew Zeitlin @MattZeitlin
Fortunately today we can all BS around on here 24/7
The secret to innovation: bars! (and other places where people hang out) Areas that banned 🍺 during Prohibition had a big drop in patenting because the informal social networks in bars were disrupted. As networks were rebuilt elsewhere, patenting resumed, but in new categories! https://t.co/enWcp5ScZc
Ethan Mollick @emollick
The thing I'll remember is people yelling at folks (me but also others who made the point more often) for merely suggesting we needed to consider the costs to closing schools as well as the benefits. If someone won't engage in cost-benefit analysis they're usually full of shit.
3. Suicide attempts have risen, slightly among adolescent boys and sharply among adolescent girls. The number of E.R. visits for suspected suicide attempts by 12- to 17-year-old girls rose by 51 percent from early 2019 to early 2021, according to the CDC. https://t.co/9wHLBsI8mc
David Leonhardt @DLeonhardt
These companies do a little patent-trolling, but Apple and Tesla aren't trusts or monopolies at all. What we need is MORE big companies in hardware industries, not to smash the ones we have just because they made a few guys rich.
Apple is now worth $3trn. Yesterday Elon Musk made $28bn in one day. To call this a new Gilded Age would be an understatement. So where is the big trust-busting / social democratic agenda? Where are the Bryans and Roosevelts (T and F), the Lloyd Georges and Attlees? https://t.co/Qg62aZ8vpu
Jeremy Cliffe @JeremyCliffe
This is true, but I also suspect that most carbon credits are a total scam.
350 climate groups signed a public statement opposing “net-zero” emissions goals How can we take climate groups seriously when they’re opposed to options like carbon capture and nuclear energy? A true crisis demands an “all of the above” strategy https://t.co/hJCkYY745X
Alec Stapp @AlecStapp
Hospitalizations for vaccinated people in NYC are no higher than before Omicron hit. Get your vaccine.
Banning coal exports will help address climate change. America should also do this.
Talk about extending Indonesia’s coal export ban is sending ripples through Asian energy markets. Major supplier of thermal for China & India. https://t.co/IVSskENpGv https://t.co/mdClhmjRW3
Adam Tooze @adam_tooze
I want to write a post contrasting Game of Thrones, Mad Men, and other early '10s shows that depicted society as a brutal ruthless power struggle with late 10s/early 20s shows like The Expanse and Wheel of Time that depict warm, loving friend groups who sacrifice for each other.
My main question: will you be able to cook a steak on any laptop running it or just an egg? 🥩🍳
Intel is claiming its new 12th Gen Core i9 laptop processor can outperform Apple's M1 Max chip. It can also run at up to 115 watts, so I can't imagine the battery life is going to outperform Apple https://t.co/oAp35UK9m1 https://t.co/L72y2ecPM7
Tom Warren @tomwarren
Old-fashioned podcast ads (baked-in host reads) have had better CPMs, stronger response rates, and higher audience trust than almost any other form of advertising for over a decade. And large podcast companies threw that world away for… a worse outcome.