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Pretty persuasive argument from that the big 2018 decline in child poverty is an artifice tax of a change in Census methodology rather than of CTC expansion or labor market trends. peoplespolicyproject.org/2022/09/15/the…
One reason I'm not excited about the work-from-home revolution is that it comes at a time when other forms of face-to-face interaction have been in decline for decades. Church attendance is down. Youth sports participation is down. Union membership is down.
It also doesn't help that so many American metro areas are set up as elaborate systems of legalized tax evasion and school segregation.
Americans have warped sense of what urbanism can look like because our zoning restrictions lead to mostly either single-family homes or towers. We lack gentle-density of the missing middle. https://t.co/QbnqkGBzCT
Politics & Education @PoliticsAndEd
Uncomfortable, but good point.
But it can't be that when liberals avoid gift & income taxes by transferring shares to a c4, it's "no tax benefit," while when conservatives do the same, it's "an unusual series of transactions that appear to have avoided tax liabilities." 5/ https://t.co/Un5ejaHG2N
Daniel Hemel @DanielJHemel
Russia's confirmed losses of tanks, artillery, and infantry vehicles appear to be going parabolic once again.
Now that Ethereum is energy-efficient, it's time to start taxing proof-of-work mining.
Ethereum completes enormous energy-saving upgrade ⚠️⚡ 💻 Ethereum’s energy consumption will decline by an estimated 99%, which is pretty wild 🇨🇱 CONTEXT: That's annual power savings of 77 terawatt hours (!), which is roughly equal to the demand of Chile https://t.co/KLxILukfwv https://t.co/qLVwctNcf2
Stephen Stapczynski @SStapczynski
Students need to be able to make more mistakes. A stress on getting 💯 on everything in school hurts learning & we may need to do more to encourage mistakes in class: "An unwarranted reluctance to engage with errors may have held back American education" annualreviews.org/doi/10.1146/an…
OH NO! Even in France, only 3% of kids now walk to school on their own. The Ministry of Interior warns: “Make sure [your kid] is never alone. Have him accompanied by someone you trust." I am so sorry our inability to tolerate risk has gone global! bit.ly/FranceFear
Some reading from Paris for @FreeRangeKids (ggl translation link) https://t.co/wnhjNoL0x8
The city's own economic analysis says gov't policies add $275k to the cost of building an apartment unit and $420k to the cost of a townhome. Unsubsidized housing is expensive in MV because the city makes it expensive. Receipts ⤵️
This isn't a surprise, but it's still disappointing. took the coward's way out and signed the disastrous into law, fucking over the internet that helped build California's recent economy.
This thread is amazing partly for documenting the suspiciously well-timed trades that political spouses have made, and even more for the sheer ethical blindness that would lead anyone in DC to think this is okay.
Two days ago the NYT posted an investigation into politicians trading stocks They found that 81 Democrats & 101 Republicans filed up to 3,700 trades and $100M in possible volume Many had 100% winners, with some perfectly timed Here’s examples of just how good they were
Chris Josephs @Chrisjjosephs