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i'd say: nobody needs to tell anyone else to "assume good intent". most reasonable people assume good intent *anyways* for ordinary real-life misunderstandings. anyone who explicitly invokes "assume good intent" is probably using it as cover for acting like an asshole.
I do a lot of mentoring and exit interviewing and let me tell you, "assume good intent" needs to go.
Vicky Harp @vickyharp
Pillars of democracy: * Free and fair elections * Separation of powers * Equal rights for all US citizens * Content moderation on Twitter
I am frightened by the impact on society and politics if Elon Musk acquires Twitter. He seems to believe that on social media anything goes. For democracy to survive, we need more content moderation, not less.
Max Boot 🇺🇦 @MaxBoot
Two senators is not enough to vigorously represent the the interests of California's gigantic and diverse population, and by forcing all that work to be done by just *one* senator Feinstein's team is really doing a disservice to their constituents.
The electric F-150 is the actual game changer. When Republican men who think climate change is a hoax and would never buy an electric vehicle for planet saving reasons realize that a fully loaded pickup can go 0-60 in less than 5 seconds....
The idea that Russian generals are accused of corruption in Vladimir Putin’s kleptocracy is beyond satire. A criminal regime doesn’t like people stealing from it. As Gary Kasparov says: Every country has a mafia. In Russia the mafia has a country.
Putin appears to be running wild in his bunker, wherever it is. None of the news is confirmed, but this looks like Putin going for vicious recriminations. 1. Shoigu is allegedly out because of a heart attack. 2. General Beseda, the head of FSB foreign intelligence in arrest, ...
Anders Åslund @anders_aslund
Two opposing views from Brookings folks on geographic shifts: 1. Kane, Tong, Schuetz: "this largely continues pre-pandemic trends" brookings.edu/blog/the-avenu… 2. Frey: "not just a continuation of past trends"
But what about all those semiconductor companies they were going to start? 🤪
Disheartening story to write: a generation of Chinese who graduated uni abroad in the 2010s returned home hoping to be the next Jack Ma by founding their own internet startup. Many are now pivoting overseas, driven away by the country's stifling policies. https://t.co/f7kMMJT7KZ
Rita Liao @ritacyliao