Favorite Rejects 2022-07-30
Not a recession if it doesn't last two quarters.
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, did the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee deem The Snap a recession?
Alan Cole @AlanMCole
Some assume that economic growth is inherently at odds with saving the planet. Actually it's closer to the other way round. Economic growth often takes the form of new technology, and new technology usually does less damage to the environment.
I'm going to write a post going into this in greater depth, but I think that the U.S. needs to stand up for the inviolability of national borders first and foremost. And that means acknowledging that the Iraq War was a crime on our part.
Yes, this is true. And we’re lucky it’s the case. As Beto and Warren helpfully demonstrated in 2020, running a campaign relentlessly focused on the obsessions of Maddow viewers and very online progressives can’t even get you enough votes to win a democratic primary.
Democrats are much happier trying to sell Joe Manchin’s recipes for inflation and the environment on the hustings in the fall than fighting about values or running against the stripping of individual rights, blatant corruption, and incipient fascism that the other party promises. https://t.co/RIdeAr8TyM
As a reminder, low-stakes testing is one of the most powerful learning (not just assessment!) tools. Lots of low stakes tests help you remember what you learned better than studying; access unrelated knowledge & learn more in the future. Read this summary: researchgate.net/publication/29…
India will reduce its reliance on Russian weaponry out of necessity, if not out of desire. Chinese weapons are mostly out of the question so they will have to transition to Western weapons platforms over time
Times of India reports that New Delhi will retire its MiG-21 fleet by 2025 due to recent accident. Decision also reflects growing shift towards Western sources for new planes, as well as inability to get MiG-21 parts from Russia due to ongoing sanctions. https://t.co/7p0a7UfOpU
Josh Chang @josh_chang123