Favorite Rejects 2022-01-07
it’s almost like the transit nerds were right all along and was wrong
It turns out the congestion-busting “future of transport” is already experiencing congestion. https://t.co/yJY9b0Nwjj
Adam Tranter @adamtranter
As gets set to hear two pairs of emergency applications relating to the OSHA vaccinate-or-test rule & the CMS vaccination mandate for health care workers, a reminder that the Court *itself* requires all attorneys appearing before it to be tested: supremecourt.gov/announcements/…
Between Omicron (crazy transmissible! but much milder!) and this jobs report (yucky jobs growth! fantastically low unemployment!) it really is a wild time for takemongers in the pick-your-own-narrative market. Be safe out there.
The establishment and household surveys keep diverging because everyone is making it big on substack.
Next month is the annual revision of the establishment benchmarks, and I'll be interested to see what happens there. I think it is genuinely possible that we've seen a boom in self-employment and new small firms.
@mattyglesias Lol is there a real reason they keep diverging?
Darrell 🌐 @BlackMadness317
welp, just learned that ~1/2 the school testing pools in Cambridge taken Mon were positive, but the lab messed up and will not be able to identify which individual kids are positive, meanwhile they've all been back together at school yesterday & today
Celeste Ng @pronounced_ing
Everyone* hates educated liberals so much** these days that you can just write lots of obviously untrue things about them on the internet. * Especially educated liberals ** To be clear, I hate us too
Nice formulation. "To be a member of the liberal elite today is to live a life that is as regulated as an Orthodox Jew’s and to possess a conscience that’s as tortured as a Calvinist’s." https://t.co/eAptXt9jYW
It's day so time to update our jobs tracker. The topline: 34m jobs = 16 yrs Clinton Obama 6.2m jobs = 11 months Biden 2m jobs = 16 years 2 Bushes Trump Already 3 times as many Biden jobs as last 3 GOP Presidents, COMBINED. 1/
The progressive prosecutor's gamble is that many offenders aren't nearly as motivated as we think they are, that the CJ system further entrenches criminal identity and that a lighter touch could actually enhance public safety. Could that be right? Thread 👇
Or to put it in vetted-by-the-CDC-process terms "there is no evidence that the CDC's obsessive proceduralism leads to beneficial public health outcomes."