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The people who run these departments really ought to do some reflection about the ethics of perpetuating this situation.
“Between 2019 and 2020 1,799 historians earned their Ph.D.s, and only 175 of them are now employed as full-time faculty members.” https://t.co/4DyJsmbcjJ
Daniel N. Gullotta 🇺🇦 @DanielGullotta
What's remarkable about Houston being the model for addressing homelessness is that it's a low tax jurisdiction. It shows policy > $. Doesnt matter how much $ is put to the problem if policies for permitting, zoning, judicial review, building codes & financing structures are bad.
Political valence of major entertainment franchises: Star Wars: revolutionary leftist Lord of the Rings: pastoralist hippie Harry Potter: center-right conservative Batman: reactionary Star Trek: center-left normie lib MCU: centrist Hunger Games: disengaged populist
Game of Thrones: nihilist Dune: Jihadist Matrix: San Francisco woke Luddite Wheel of Time: anti-feminist Cyberpunk 2077: punk, appropriately enough Cowboy Bebop: neoliberal, DUH
I think the biggest mistake people make in thinking about the Covid era is overrating top-down policy relative to bottom-up behavior. DCPS was slower to reopen than I preferred but DC charters were even slower to return and clung longer to masks.
Just watched another show where after a character is clearly vomiting they cut to a shot of the vomit. I just dont understand why.
Im tired of media showing characters vomiting and then cutting to vomit shots. Itd be like if every time a character sat on the toilet they cut to poop shots afterwards. Like i get what hurling noises imply, thank you.
Darrell Owens @IDoTheThinking