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In a lab experiment, male stock traders given testosterone gel (compared to placebo) pushed prices higher. They also created bigger & longer lasting stock bubbles. The results were so large that just a glance at the graphs makes them obvious. Open access: pubsonline.informs.org/doi/abs/10.128…
Today we got a tepid red wave pundit meltdown followed immediately by the dumbest possible checkmark rollout followed immediately again by an enormous crypto market collapse. now that's what i call having fun on the computer
Nature is healing.
🚨 BREAKING: The https://t.co/NK4wJ5j06s arena will soon be known as The Exxon Mobil Center, Exxon announced on Wednesday. The name change will occur Dec. 25 and is part of a 20-year agreement that believed to be the largest venue naming rights deal in U.S. history to date. https://t.co/a2aoklzHpC
Trevor Scott 🇺🇦 @TidefallCapital
Self-audit: Was I too soft on questions about SBF and cryptocurrency because I admire and agree with his philanthropic work? [NB between when I wrote this post and today I did meet him briefly] I think this holds up. slowboring.com/p/understandin…
There was no "Youthquake" - turnout relative to 2018 was strongly associated with age, with turnout increasing starkly in older counties and decreasing the most in younger counties.
Yes, Trump’s willingness to defy long-standing norms of politics and governance meant he was willing to push the envelope much further than practically any other major Republican would have in that situation https://t.co/XbmS6Dr1B4
That MAGA candidates everywhere are largely graciously conceding underscores just how much Stop The Steal was a one-man, top-down phenomenon in 2020. If Trump had conceded, even begrudgingly, it wouldn't have spun out of control. It's really that simple.
Benjy Sarlin @BenjySarlin
Imagine being a spy service, investing years on an asset in a big tech company, it pivots radically from its original remit, confuses senior intel officials by advertising that “legs are coming soon” or something equally impenetrable, then fires your source amid mass layoffs
Shoulda believed in vaccines, folks.
If the dems end up with a one seat house majority and win CO-3 by a double digit raw vote margin, there will be a good case that COVID deaths won it for us
John Brown stan account 🐒 @thejb_stan
Fact: RBG saved American democracy by refusing to strategically retire in 2014, leading to the end of Roe v Wade, leading to an unprecedented midterm backlash against the opposition party, leading conservatives (who don’t want to admit Dobbs is the problem) to blame Trump.
Sincere post: Trump is terrible but Republicans blaming him for this turn of events is ridiculous — he specifically tried to warn them and is obviously not the guy who on a personal level is deeply invested in this particular agenda. nytimes.com/2022/06/24/us/…
Trump: This Supreme Court ruling is going to lead to a big backlash Republicans: Celebrate the ruling [Giant backlash emerges] GOP establishment: I blame Trump.
whoa. big news, and a lot sooner than I expected. looks like the zero-covid loosening wasn't just wishcasting by the markets!
JUST IN: China cuts quarantine for close contacts and scraps flight ban. Details soon
David Ingles @DavidInglesTV