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Favorite Rejects 2022-01-22
Our problem is that we have enterprise bargaining instead of sectoral bargaining. This means any shop that unionizes gets put at an immediate competitive disadvantage relative to other shops. Sectoral bargaining is the fix we need.
I always think it would be cool to live in an apartment building that was all families with kids <18. Even if you weren’t friends with the other residents ex ante you’d get to know them, could have shared facilities (rooftop playground), an ample supply of teen babysitters…
Should more parents find a way to live with adult friends — in a large house of course — as a way to make child-rearing more practical, keep up a more vibrant social life, etc?
Robert Wiblin @robertwiblin
Well at least it’s not controlled by a hostile foreign government
It's getting harder and harder to deny that TikTok's algorithm wants us to hurt each other. https://t.co/7U5u4ub1ws https://t.co/6olEicpXgd
Ryan Broderick @broderick
Long-term inflation expectations have fallen significantly over the past few weeks, to the lowest levels going back to March 2021, at least according to 5-year, 5-year forward breakeven rates. https://t.co/eNOlIlA3vV
Lisa Abramowicz @lisaabramowicz1
Russia invading Ukraine and Georgia and sending troops to Belarus and Kazakhstan is just the inevitable confirmation of the resolution of the Cold War -- that Europe gets to expand to include the old Warsaw Pact, but (mostly) not the old Soviet Union.
And yes this sucks. Russian foreign policy is awful!! (Astronaut meme goes here.) Great-power spheres of influence are bad things in general, and are *especially* bad things for the countries caught on the wrong side, as Ukraine is.
But the world of geopolitics is an inherently ungoverned, anarchic space. There will never be real rules unless we have a one-world government. Barring that, great powers will always divide the world between them. This isn't what *should* happen, but it is what *will* happen.
Until I read this post, I didn't realize how global the Dark Age was. Apparently the years ~200-800 AD represented a global slowing of technological progress:
we really can have it all
Yakei, a female macaque in a nature reserve in Japan, violently overthrew the alpha male of her troop to become its first female leader in the reserve’s 70-year history. She presides over 677 monkeys, but a messy love triangle could endanger her status. https://t.co/3sRa36vAHP https://t.co/Gooy6RxWJR
The New York Times @nytimes
I mean, I dunno. It’s pretty entertaining to watch.
“.. an increasingly significant volume of #BTC supply is now underwater, a dynamic that’s fueling further selling and eroding the entertainment value of #Crypto trading ..” - @knowledge_vital https://t.co/ykWnCr0jR5
Carl Quintanilla @carlquintanilla
tbh the health hazards from having nuclear waste next door are much smaller than having something banal like a parking lot
Saw a real life "oh you don't like zoning laws fine let's put nuclear waste dumps next to all the schools" which is my favorite type of BS argument since, in NYC at least, the zoning resolution totally lets you put a nuclear waste dump next to parks and schools. https://t.co/TCEO2zM79W
Ben Wetzler @bd_wetz