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Favorite Rejects 2022-10-03
During COVID, 11,000 federal prisoners were released early onto home confinement. Only *17 reoffended, almost all for drugs. Only one committed a new violent crime (aggravated assault) – i.e. the violent recidivism rate was 0.009%.
Something I never consciously realized before this year: Ending war implies ending dictators, because all you need is one crazy dictator and you've got a war.
What’s fascinating about the American experiment is how you have countless exile or diaspora communities, often a dominant force in their respective cities, who maintain such a strong bond to their origin countries while being fully American. Don’t see it elsewhere. https://t.co/MipdbK2ekn
Los Angeles came out in force to stand with the people of #Iran #MahsaAmini #مهسا #IranProtests2022 https://t.co/0S2ew1KfQz
Aviva Klompas @AvivaKlompas
Biking in Palo Alto today. Gotta hand it to them: They know how to create safe blocks for kids, pedestrians and cyclists by limiting through traffic by cars.
Holy cow. “Residential segregation alone explains more than 100 percent of school segregation in the U.S.”
Forthcoming in AEJ: Applied Economics: "School Attendance Boundaries and the Segregation of Public Schools in the U.S." by Tomás E. Monarrez. https://t.co/kusOhF128C
AEA Journals @AEAjournals
Google insiders explain why Google launches many products and then abandons them. Hint: It has to do with chasing promotions. 🤦♂️
i think this is well-argued and their request should be granted. say hello to your new roommate. he also claims to be held unlawfully, his charges are unspecified and he has been waiting for a hearing since 2004.
34 J6 defendants have signed a letter complaining about conditions in the DC Jail, and are requesting that they be transferred to Guantanamo Bay. https://t.co/DRAkuo4tJw
Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 @RonFilipkowski
My two cents on the upcoming CCP’s 20th party congress as a historical sociologist of Chinese Communism. To have a good sense of it, it’s essential to look from inside out, especially from inside of the party’s history. 1/11
Any time someone cities self-checkout as a case of "automation replacing human jobs", just screech "SELF-SERVICE IS NOT AUTOMATION" into their face in a spittle-flecked frenzy until all your friends mysteriously stop inviting you to things
Seems like this is going well https://t.co/sfq3KjF4Re
Every family member of Herschel Walker asked him not to run for office, because we all knew (some of) his past. Every single one. He decided to give us the middle finger and air out all of his dirty laundry in public, while simultaneously lying about it. I’m done.
Christian Walker @ChristianWalk1r
Anonymous Chinese students at George Washington University are speaking out about surveillance and censorship they face on campus. This is notable, and people should pay attention. Even thousands of miles from home, it can be risky for students to take engage in political speech.
Posters placed all over @GWtweets by anonymous pro-democracy Chinese students call attention to the CCP’s on-campus repression. The “Big Character Poster” calls on universities to protect their rights from CCP proxies—including CSSAs—and divest from CCP human rights abuses. https://t.co/UTuT0egjlb
Athenai Institute @athenaiinst
In China, "online sentiments regarding the war in Ukraine have shifted over the past months, and there is now more emphasis on the weakness of the Russian military strategy. There are also more voices criticizing those who cheer for Putin." bit.ly/3fx3B9f