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How can we sell Georgist ideas to an American middle class whose wealth is mostly tied up in their houses? Americans must be slowly weaned off of their addiction to housing wealth without crushing their nest eggs.
Journalists: "Tesla designed its cars to run stop signs." Tesla stan: "Nope, fake news! ACTUALLY Tesla designed its cars to run stop signs."
cue the moron journalists completely misreporting this story it did not run any stop signs due to this issue. it slowed down to 2 miles per hour rather than 0 miles per hour if there was no one there to maximize comfort this was by design! not a mistake. @elonmusk https://t.co/2BR52Rvm5y
Whole Mars Catalog @WholeMarsBlog
just to give you a comparison, waymo has 0.033 disengagements per 1000 miles. tesla "full self driving" has 0.22 disengagements _per mile_.
In this case the historians are probably right… https://t.co/3YP6z9edIQ
interviewer: so what are the origins of the russia-ukraine crisis pundit: well you have to go back to 2004 political scientist: well you have to go back to 1991 historian: In the 9th century, the Varangians established a loose confederation of states under Prince Rurik.
“Won't allowing more development everywhere set off speculative feeding frenzies? Isn't this tantamount to unleashing rapacious developers upon every neighborhood to transform it?” strongtowns.org/journal/2022/1…
Last year the Biden admin revived a program that lets foreign-born entrepreneurs found their businesses here in the US Yesterday a coalition of 36 groups sent an open letter to DHS Sec. Mayorkas calling for changes to ensure the program works as intended
An interesting precedent is Austria, where nobody ever “agreed” that they wouldn’t join NATO (that would be appeasement) they just unilaterally and permanently foreswore membership in any military alliance and then the next day Soviet troops left. https://t.co/5lxTC4dkBO
i don't know anything about foreign policy but...ukraine isn't joining nato, right? but openly saying we should make this clear means you're under the influence of russian misinformation?
Matthew Zeitlin @MattZeitlin
That makes it sound awesome https://t.co/8EXY6OXT9g
Charlie Kirk warns "the transgender movement is an introductory phase to get you to strip yourself of your humanity to mesh with machines," adding "if you stop being a man, then maybe you can stop being a human being" https://t.co/kGs1dxcHil
Jason Campbell @JasonSCampbell
I would not assume "I am resigning because I failed to disclose this relationship as required by corporate policy" is the core story of Zucker's departure
Potentially important: I’m told CNN received a litigation hold letter recently from Chris Cuomo lawyers, demanding, among other things, preservation of all communications between Zucker, comms chief Allison Gollust, and Andrew Cuomo.
Matthew Belloni @MattBelloni
4 most important charts in tech ☀️ Price of solar modules 1976: $106.09 2019: $0.38 🧬 Cost to sequence a human genome 2001: $95,260,000 2021: $454 🔋 Price of lithium-ion batteries 1991: $7,523 2018: $181 💻 Transistors per microprocessor 1971: 2,308 2017: 19,200,000,000
It's not mild enough to treat cases as meaningless. It's so infectious that if you don't really isolate, you give it to everyone. It is mild enough, for enough people, that the weeks and weeks of isolation it can visit on an (already exhausted) family feels excessive.