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Favorite Rejects 2022-08-27
The fact that this UN body put months into a report on China and cannot seem to actually publish it says so, so much.
#Geneva journalists asking @mbachelet if she will indeed publish long awaited #China report before she leaves office. She says 'we are trying'. Which is a little different to the categoric yes we thought we had. @UNHumanRights what's going on? https://t.co/8AxD31UxJI
Imogen Foulkes @ImogenFoulkes
"Much of the public thinks being “good at econ” is a synonym for “despises poor people”" Worth noting that this is often very bad for public policy! A non-trivial amount of people seem to think "despise poor people" implies "good economics".
Much of the public thinks being “good at econ” is a synonym for “despises poor people” My earnest take is that econ wins Most Improved Discipline. The young econs are out there killing it with rigorous and substantively important work while being mostly pro-social as people https://t.co/MeXHr1NmeT
Jake M. Grumbach @JakeMGrumbach
I wrote several pieces on gay issues for my high school newspaper, including one on the challenges of coming out as gay in the homophobic landscape of Kansas. No administrative reaction. It was 1994.
A Nebraska school board closed a 54-year-old high school newspaper after student journalists ran a Pride month issue w/ an editorial criticizing Florida’s don’t say gay law. The admin had previously forced a trans student to use his deadname as his byline https://t.co/yEicjTEqxc
Julia Carrie Wong @juliacarriew
There are good arguments against the student debt cancellation, but regressiveness is not one of them. Most of the beneficiaries will be people of modest means.
A few facts on Pell Grant recipients who have student debt: -They make up 60% of student loan borrowers (27M) -Nearly all come from families making under 60k; two-thirds come from families making under 30k -98% currently make under 100k a year 1/
Bharat Ramamurti @BharatRamamurti
Biden decriminalizing weed at the federal level in October would be the GOAT pre-midterm move
I was wrong about Biden. Not about his capacity but about his discipline. He spent a year and a half patiently working to deliver. Now, at almost Labor Day of the midterms, he’s uncorking the good stuff. He picked up a few things during that hundred years in politics. https://t.co/jZlOkr6rgH
Francis Wilkinson @fdwilkinson
And by "these jokers" I do not mean actual academic historians (except for a few Twitter warriors). I mean the jokers who think of themselves as "students of history" and are really just political shouters with nothing to back them up intellectually.
The actual article here is much more measured than some of the rhetoric about it flying around on Twitter. https://t.co/EF5oV9kKhc
When historians tell us that historical analogies can help us predict politics in the present, they are making theories, just like social scientists do. And their theories should be subject to the discipline of empirical testing. https://t.co/zuSzQzD3RL
Noah Smith 🐇🇺🇦 @Noahpinion