Favorite Rejects 2022-07-05
Safety is important, obviously. But holding nuclear power to a safety standard that’s 40x stricter than what’s applied to natural gas makes the energy system *less* safe while raising greenhouse gas emissions. slowboring.com/p/the-nuclear-…
The second sentence is not true. The reason most households are dual income right now is largely because of *increasing wages*. (Honorable mention to "automation of domestic tasks"!)
19/ The middle class has gone from over 60% of us to fewer than half of us. It now takes 2 full-time wage earners to sustain the same lifestyle one could in 1980.
Thom Hartmann @Thom_Hartmann
This was a good article. I think what stood out to me was that the wave of innovation enabled by the smartphone, though real, feels much more modest than the wave of innovation triggered by the internet itself.
@Noahpinion Wrote this five years ago. Wasn't all correct, but the overall thesis is the same, and holds up I think: https://t.co/RSoaIITQxP
Jon Evans @rezendi
This is such a fantastic opportunity for American technologists! Factories are just physical pieces of software. And like all legacy software, they become hard to update over time. Inefficient. But this…is an opportunity to build from scratch!
DeSantis' go-to move is inspiring twitter progressives to massively overreact to relatively small culture war provocations, helping him build up a big reputation on the right without really committing to all that much.
Even if you knew nothing about the FL law & couldn’t spare 90 seconds to Google it, idea that it mandated “registering your political beliefs” with the state was obvious nonsense. Resistance liberals are returning to their hallucinatory roots. https://t.co/B8DZrmbXh3
An important part of baseball is knowing which pitches not to swing at — you should try to set a reasonably high outrage bar for "state policy in a state I don't live in."
Good deep dive on the Russian mil industry and its ability recover losses suffered so far. PGMs: 10 years Armored vehicles: 4 years right now. 7-10 if the war continues to December Aircraft: 3 years minimum but likely much longer due to sanctions
Shades of Sandy Hook.
The Illinois State Police just told @axios Chicago that Crimo's father co-signed for his FOID card that he received even after threatening to kill his family and having his weapons confiscated. @pksmid all of which was reported to the ISP.
Monica Eng @monicaeng
This is a fun thread but the reason we have employer-paid insurance is during WWII the federal government froze private industry wages, so companies started offering amenities (like insurance) to woo workers. No one wanted this. It was an unintended consequence of war policy.
(3) All but $10 of her medications are paid for by her employer's medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance - now Sue gets it too. ⏬
Sonny in Vermont @SonnyVermont