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Favorite Rejects 2022-04-08
I basically agree with this take, but I do think the inflation situation should lead us to at least somewhat reconsider dichotomous thinking about “skilled” vs unskilled immigrants — we could use some folks to build houses and work in daycare centers. https://t.co/CMlNMcKodV
Larry Summers is 100% right about this: https://t.co/BErxjJD6KU
Alec Stapp @AlecStapp
Smart Republicans understand that the biggest potential roadblock for them politically is public discussion of their economic policy agenda.
It's worth remembering that China's Covid disaster isn't lockdowns per se; it's a refusal to import Western vaccines, for propaganda reasons.
Shanghai residents push back against a never-ending lockdown. Cases in China's largest city exceed 21,000 as the government conducts its mass testing exercise. People are running out of food, medication and patience. 2/10 https://t.co/pcV1H6AgBO
Sofia Horta e Costa @SofiaHCBBG
In 2014, the Russian-speaking population of Ukraine was relatively pro-Russian. But by coming in and blasting that portion of the population specifically, Putin will turn all the Russian-speakers against Russia.
There is just one thing, which I was absolutely unable to predict. It is the fact that #Putin is intentionally demolishing Russian speaking population at the East of #Ukraine
Either these guys were innocent, or FBI investigators so abused their power that a jury couldn’t convict men who tried to kidnap a governor. Not sure which is worse. But lazy, informant-staged crimes have been a common investigatory tactic among federal law enforcement for years. https://t.co/8Yzlk7pLnj
Huge blow to the FBI: Zero guilty verdicts in the case of the alleged plot to kidnap Michigan governor. Not guilty verdict for three, hung jury on the alleged ringleader, per @PeteWilliamsNBC
Ken Dilanian @KenDilanianNBC
@Noahpinion i used to be against NATO expansion. but honestly after seeing what russia is doing to ukraine, who's to say they WOULDN'T invade estonia or latvia if they didn't join NATO?
Below is more from EIA. USA has strong growth in solar and wind, with the share of total generation from RE now above 22% and on track to reach 30% well before 2030. Yet, the loss of nuclear slows the increase in total zero carbon power generated on the grid.
"We need to exempt housing construction from rent regulation. Every American city that I can find with rent control in place has an exemption for new housing. We have thousands of units on pause right now waiting for this." — St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter:
New randomized control trial on 3-2 hybrid vs 5-days in office Finds hybrid WFH 1) Lowers quits by 35% 2) Raises employee satisfaction 3) Has no negative effect on performance or promotions Results so good the firm allowed WFH in all divisions See stanford.io/3je2FVS
A Russian soldier from a chemical, biological and nuclear protection unit picked up a source of cobalt-60 at one waste site with his bare hands, exposing himself to so much radiation in a few seconds that it went off the scales of a Geiger counter.