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This economy still isn't showing much signs of deceleration. Good news for workers, business etc. Perhaps bad news for investors waiting around for a slowdown to cause the Fed to pivot. From today's newsletter: bloomberg.com/account/newsle…
As I like to say, the United States of America is the Saudi Arabia of oil. slowboring.com/p/its-time-to-…
At this point, for people who live in Portland, the van abductions feel like a bad memory, a piece of weird local news lost in the mists of the terrible year that was 2020.
Let Biden be Biden! His off-script stuff is better politics than what's on the prompter, I think because he's older and worse-educated than his staff putting him closer to the electorate.
White House aides work hard to avoid off-script moments for Biden. But at fundraisers, he muses freely, and the results are revealing. https://t.co/sjg9L8620J
The Washington Post @washingtonpost
I was stressed last week so I over-indulged in late-night snacks, but I guess some people have a different approach.
Arizona GOP candidate who said he wanted “our children protected [from] the progressive left" was arrested for masturbating outside of a preschool “I’m sorry. I fucked up. I’m really stressed.” Officials say it's too late to remove him from the ballot https://t.co/fzZN0EgItp
philip lewis @Phil_Lewis_
It turns out this guy would have been right.
If you time traveled an economist from 2006 (or 1996) and told him (1) cpi inflation was 6.8 percent, (2) the fed funds rate was near zero, and (3) the fed wasn’t planning to hike for several more months, they would have thought the world had gone crazy.
Timothy B. Lee @binarybits
Cities should address their fiscal issues by allowing for unlimited construction of the vacant luxury high-rises owned by foreign speculators that I'm always hearing there is unlimited demand for. Use the extra tax revenue to cut sales tax and improve city services.
It's real. The world might be heading toward eradicating malaria. The most promising inoculation comes from the team that created the covid vaccine. By featuring my brilliant colleague —>
If China cannot hide movement of quarantining grade school kids, think they can hide mobilization for an amphibious invasion of Taiwan, which will need at least 200k+ troops just for combat roles?
CHINA -- Hundreds of buses shipping tens of thousands of primary school children to Covid quarantine camps now. Authority are gonna put them in solitary confinement. Pingdingshan City, Henan Province October 19th, 2022. https://t.co/iqIta6SgIh
The sniggering here is so revealing. Red state Americans literally do not realise how much more violent their states are, certainly than New York and the West Coast
Finally, a Democrat calls out a Republican on the truth about crime rates -- violent crime rates are higher in Oklahoma than New York and Californa. This will be fact checked. #okgovdebate https://t.co/lm0KTpgViT
Glad you asked! Crime is higher in cities and almost every major city in America has a Democratic Party mayor, but Oklahoma City and Tulsa happen to be two GOP-governed exceptions to that rule. https://t.co/TtUNoZm2bV
@mattyglesias Where in the states are the majority of these deaths occurring?