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Favorite Rejects 2022-09-05
Lol. Supervisor Dean Preston is right that the hotels --> housing program was very successful. He also blocked the one proposed his district! SF had free money to buy a luxury Kimpton hotel & convert into homeless housing. But Dean Preston didn't want it there. Never forget.
@katewillett Especially frustrating after a period in which real solutions were working. Our city housed thousands in hotels rooms, fully funded by the feds, as part of a path to permanent housing. The austerity types feared that working and have tried to prevent/limit it from Day One.
Dean Preston @DeanPreston
Follow up question: at what age does it become enjoyable again?
People with kids under 4: do you go to restaurants? If so, what are your tips/tricks/sedation tinctures?
Olga Khazan @olgakhazan
Don't know how long it's been since the one and only time I saw the show, but I still hear only Paul Giamatti when I read this:
South Korea, Singapore, Japan, Germany, and Sweden all use more robots than we do. And guess what? More of their workers are employed in manufacturing than in the U.S. This is not a coincidence.
This is why the threat that raising fast food workers pay will lead to automating the jobs away is empty. We currently have 3 job openings for every person working. Restaurants can’t find the workers so automating would allow them to operate with the workers they have & pay more. https://t.co/5HgnrFqAPA
In the late 2010s, a bunch of economists, tech magnates, pundits, and fringe politicians told us to fear mass unemployment from automation and robots. They were all wrong. https://t.co/wKFzWlCidi
Noah Smith 🐇🇺🇦 @Noahpinion
Visited a company in Sweden which manufactures all of the Billy-bookshelfs (IKEA, yes very 🇸🇪). Fully integrated automated production with 75 robots and not a single lay-off. Production staff worked instead with service, logistics and maintenance of the robots.
Four years ago said that we could be facing millions of unemployed truckers in 5-10 years due to automation. We're nearly there. And rather than truckers facing unemployment, we're facing the largest shortage of truckers ever.
Lots of attention (rightly) on projections that China’s population might fall by ⚠️ roughly half ⚠️ by end of this century, but not sure people appreciate quite how widespread this dynamic is. More than a dozen countries (most of them in Europe) are set to shrink even faster 📉
A lot of people are saying that China will end Zero Covid after Xi Jinping is confirmed as Dictator-for-Life in a month or two. But that might be wishful thinking.
China has recorded coronavirus cases in nearly every province over the past week, prompting lockdowns for some 60 million residents and mass testing. The seemingly endless restrictions are leaving people wearier by the day. https://t.co/lGTfFTJ8ko
The New York Times @nytimes
Four years of BCG’s US electric vehicle sales forecasts, compiled by . 2018: 21% of sales in 2030 2020: 26% 2021: 42% 2022: 53% recurrentauto.com/research/ev-ad…
Good excuse to re-up our recent symposium on whether school meals are worth the cost: cgdev.org/blog/are-schoo… https://t.co/L3qQGHJ46r
Research from Burkina Faso and Kenya show that free meals create a huge incentive to show up to school. They make lessons more effective, too. https://t.co/HomMG9WEBw
The Economist @TheEconomist
Here’s a fact that most people don’t know: Single-use plastic grocery bags are actually the environmentally friendly option by a huge margin.