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It’s cold comfort, but from where we were in, say, 2012 or 2016, it’s much more shocking that 48 Senate Democrats supported a rules change to pass voting rights than that 2 didn’t.
The US government spent $5.3 trillion (27% of GDP) on COVID relief — the most of any country in the world
If you apply NIMBY talking points to the car market they sound really dumb. slowboring.com/p/housing-poli…
Today in my newsletter, I tried to think through what it will look like when the authoritarian breakdown accelerates under unified GOP government (and that will pick up speed after the Republicans capture Congress in the midterms). newsletters.theatlantic.com/peacefield/61e…
I asked Wharton students what they thought the average American worker makes per year and 25% of them thought it was over six figures. One of them thought it was $800k. Really not sure what to make of this (The real number is $45k)
So, I know this is going to sound crazy, but if we don't build any homes, people won't be able to afford homes
ONE CHART THAT SHOWS WHY YOU CAN'T BUY A HOME RIGHT NOW From today's @markets newsletter. More on what's going on in today's Odd Lots --> https://t.co/FvOpH7fxvf https://t.co/bQRg5hOWsF
Joe Weisenthal @TheStalwart
I think a lot of Discourse Particiants tend to underrate how many people are failing to obtain basic literacy skills in schools — that's *the* problem we should be trying to make progress on.
twitter dot com, where you log in everyday to read takes like “AOC embracing YIMBYism inspired me to write an essay about how wanting more housing makes you a Proud Boy” written by a guy who works for a scumbag landlord who somehow gets billions of dollars in federal AIDS money
What does this actually show?
MOSCOW, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Russia announced on Thursday its navy would stage a sweeping set of exercises involving all its fleets this month and next from the Pacific to the Atlantic, the latest show of strength in a surge of military activity during a standoff with the West.
Idrees Ali @idreesali114