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Gov. Jared Polis (D-CO) on face masks: "There's no right or wrong here ... If you're somebody who doesn't like wearing masks, respect those who do. If you're somebody who likes wearing masks, please respect those who don't." https://t.co/3JMSqURL2A
The Recount @therecount
Good Furman thread here. I think this nudges me further toward “move aggressively in the next two meetings and try to gauge the response.” Movingly slowly feels sensible but could exacerbate these dilemmas.
I'm uncertain about the trajectory of inflation. But even conditional on my inflation views, I'm even more uncertain about what exactly monetary policy should do. Nervous about overreacting but also nervous about being so far from a reasonable place now. So just, well, nervous.
Jason Furman @jasonfurman
But this actually the problem — in a society we need mechanisms for making collective decisions, things can’t be subject to universal veto. Canada has a nice liberal society with open debate and free and fair elections.
“Couple that with his failure to do much of anything to help the hillbillies he elegized, and there’s not much for a voter to respect: just hot air and an empty suit, which makes him a typical politician — and, maybe soon, a failed one at that.” 🔥 nymag.com/intelligencer/…