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Favorite Rejects 2022-09-04
"Local control" is the "States' rights" of housing. Cities and towns across the country have century-old planning laws on the books that maintain de facto segregation. History will not look kindly on those who resist reforms.
Town After Town, Residents Are Fighting Affordable Housing in Connecticut https://t.co/CvdBnHeqkq
Diane Yentel @dianeyentel
I would simply make school lunch free https://t.co/zK4elFqZ7S
Wow, students pay with facial recognition in a school cafeteria in China... https://t.co/8sXlZ7BYdg
Zhang Meifang张美芳 @CGMeifangZhang
California regulator just rejected a proposal for a desalination plant that would have provided 50 million gallons of drinking water per day. They said the water would be “too expensive for low-income consumers.” Genius logic during a drought… 🤦
The West suddenly has many asks from India. India should also have an ask: visa-free travel. Not for immigration. But for business travel, which is an important complement to the remote economy. And a key part of how India goes from a $3T to $5T economy. passportindex.org/passport/india/
again, I am wearily forced to remind everyone that Flint's water got fixed thanks to government action and funds - michigan.gov/flintwater/res… politico.com/news/magazine/…
The government is about to give $13 billion more to Ukraine and another $13 billion to 100,000 new cops, but has ignored water issues in Jackson and Flint for years. This isn’t an accident, it’s a decision to deprive Black communities while funding war profiteering and violence.
Read Class Struggle Unionism by Joe Burns @JoshuaPotash
"$600,000 is still a lot" until you realize that this infill project decreased the price of buying a home on this lot by *25%.* It also created five more homes than were there before, also selling for 25% less than the teardown did. This is all good, actually.
this teardown sold for $800,000 and now the 6 new homes are selling for $600,000 each because, yes, density can lead to more affordability https://t.co/MGmKXSPWCm
Pushing The Needle @pushtheneedle
cities grow and change. you wouldn’t expect a kid to stop growing so their clothes could last forever. so i am not sure why cities design their zoning this way either
Weekend reminder that SimCity's creators couldn't accurately reflect the scale of urban parking lots because if they did the game fell apart. theatlantic.com/technology/arc…
Other than the drone, it's notable for showing what you see in China once you stray just a bit from glitzy parts of Beijing and Shanghai. There is a reason gdp per capita is $10,000
China… a drone with a loudspeaker and camera pointed at you appears: ''This community is in total lockdown now! Stay in your room! ''… If you need a visualization of Orwell’s 1984, this is probably as close as you can get… https://t.co/O6DK7sPtyV
Wall Street Silver @WallStreetSilv
I don't know who needs to hear this, but sitting around hoping that distant empires defeat your country and its allies is not revolution.