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Police killed at least 1,054 people through November 27, 2022. Police are killing people at higher rates in 2022 than *any year on record* in the United States. mappingpoliceviolence.us
Less traffic leads to lower air pollution. Now scientifically proven! 👩🔬🎉 newscientist.com/article/234862…
Tech sector layoffs are high relative to other industries because every other industry shrank during COVID while tech companies grew as people used tech products more during lockdown. We’re simply seeing a reversion to mean and elimination of pandemic hiring spikes.
Tech sector layoffs are grabbing headlines, but in total layoffs are still very low. The layoffs and discharges rate has now been below the pre-pandemic low for 20 straight months. https://t.co/2T0GQvbhbe
Nick Bunker @nick_bunker
QAnon believers say they're fighting a pedophile cabal. Today, I've got a story on a leading Q promoter whose ill-advised defamation lawsuit against a local paper revealed his own criminal relationship and sexually charged text messages with a teenager.
China opening up??
Michael Anti @mranti
Jiang Zemin is arguably the most complicated leader of the PRC. He shepherded the market transition of China. A few major angles: 1) economic reforms: -tax reform (split of tax revenue btwn Central and local govts) and stabilized the relationship btwn central and local govts; 1/n
China's former leader Jiang Zemin, who came to power after Tiananmen Square protests, has died at 96, state media says https://t.co/D5juTf102A
BBC Breaking News @BBCBreaking
A lot of well-deserved dunks on the EU over this coming from American rightists — I just hope they will spare some time to praise the Biden administration & the IRA for taking the correct pro-nuclear approach. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolu…
One way for Republicans to do better in future senate elections would be to nominate residents of the states they are running in.
A teen girl and a French dude team up to kill a bunch of cops — the nineties were a wild time.
@bendreyfuss Can you imagine if Léon: The Professional were released today? All of world culture would meltdown in a storm of discourse.
Matthew Yglesias @mattyglesias
Huh, didn't notice til today that median family income is actually higher than per capita GDP, and always has been.
In the US we consider a life to be worth $10mil. A decade ago, 30 people were committing suicide on the bridge per year. While the $400mil cost is absurd, it’s still a public investment with high ROI. Pays for itself in less than a year and a half. https://t.co/03ghXSWQLN
The cost of the Golden Gate Bridge suicide netting has risen to over half the bridge's original construction cost. https://t.co/TUQaWa6L2o
Warren J. Wells 🚴🏙️🦀 @WarrenJWells