Favorite Rejects 2022-11-26
This is a good paper paper from on frictions of land assembly and graduated density zoning to incent cooperation. But what if we looked at reducing non-usable floorspace (second stairs, corridors & large elevators) to reduce the threshold for "buildable" lots?
Certainly true that highway safety is an underrated issue https://t.co/s1gMySEmkl
⚡️Speaking of Russian military casualties, Putin says 'death is inevitable.' During a meeting with soldiers' mothers, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin compared the country's losses during the invasion of Ukraine with the number of people dying in road accidents.
The Kyiv Independent @KyivIndependent
How admissions to top universities in the US really works as revealed by a simple comparison between one of NYC's top public high schools (Stuyvesant HS) and one of NYC's top private high schools (Horace Mann School). A short thread with some basic descriptive statistics 👇👇
Ugh … I’m formally committed to moderation and political pragmatism now but it still kinda seems to me that personal cars should be completely banned from Manhattan — just deliveries, tradespeople, a fleet of accessible taxis, and plenty of busways and bike lanes.
There’s a faction on US Twitter that insists we could have had Xi Jinping’s Covid policies if not for David Leonhardt and Emily Oster.
At this movement in the chilly winter night, Shanghai people are chanting on the downtown street “ we don’t want dictatorship, we want democracy”.Extraordinary courage and solidarity showed. After 3 years of suffering from lockdown & control of society, people are raged. https://t.co/AZRFh6bbiE
Vivian Wu @vivianwubeijing
Scenes from Hotan in Xinjiang where citizens waving red flag break through police barrier manned by white suits. Similar street battles reported in Tianjin, Guangdong, Chongqing and elsewhere.
Widespread protests against the zero Covid policy on university campuses and city streets across China. People gathered to mourn the victims who died in a horrifying fire tragedy Thursday and protest the inhuman policy. Don't think I've seen anything like this since 1989.
🔥 You won’t believe this: the people on Urumqi Middle Road in Shanghai are yelling “共产党、下台! 共产党、下台!” (Communist Party, step down! Communist Party, step down!) 3/n
Cao Guozheng, the President of Communication University of China, Nanjing, threatened the protesting students: “One day you will all pay a price for what you are doing!” Students shouted back: “One day this country will pay a price (for what is has done to the people)!”