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Favorite Rejects 2022-06-15
It's not always better to be well-informed. For instance, if I ever learned what William F. Buckley's middle name is, I might stop giggling at the idea that it's "Fuckley"
The two biggest econocults of our time are Bitcoin maximalism and MMT. The former is just redirected goldbuggery, while the latter is just rebranded 70s-era macro-leftism. Both will fail, and Keynesian economics will once again emerge supreme.
This episode plays itself out again and again across the ages, every time there's a big recession or a big inflation.
the fact that a few dozen busybodies can successfully stop the government from doing good things like building low-income housing or a library goes a long way to illustrating why our country has gotten so bad at building things
The city of Santa Cruz plans to replace this parking lot with a library, 100+ units of low-income housing, & a parking garage. Residents are collecting signatures for a ballot measure to stop this development to save these non-native "heritage" trees. https://t.co/G6x12OeC61 https://t.co/X7NusEtawn
Richard Masoner 🚴♂️ @cyclelicious
This is why we’re going to need the “dodgy” tech https://t.co/3Aig8Fo31g
there is a jaw-droppingly big gap between when rich countries plan to stop heating the planet and when they would have to if they were to burn a fair share of the remaining carbon budget without relying on dodgy tech to suck vast amounts of gas back out of the atmosphere 1/ https://t.co/tXjorkswKD
Ajit Niranjan @NiranjanAjit
When cities say 'HCD's enforcement has been unpredictable,' what cities mean is that they didn't predict HCD would actually start enforcing the law
I somehow didn’t hear that the state of CA passed a law reversing the court decision & Berkeley’s imposed enrollment limits by giving universities another process for satisfying the environmental law; that went through quickly, in time for new admits