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Germany new car registrations December 2022: Electric 33.2% Plug-in hybrid 22.3% Petrol 20.6% Hybrid 12.8% Diesel 10.8% cleantechnica.com/2023/01/08/evs…
single stair is probably familiar to much of housing twitter by now, but residential code up to 6 units is also very 👀👀
.@davinaduerr dropped a WA bill packed with housing goodness: - residential bldg code to 6 units - single stair apts to 6 stories - no enviro review and zero setbacks near transit, parks, schools - multifamily regs can't be more onerous than single-family https://t.co/A8MVzpQLmf
Dan Bertolet @danbertolet
The end of poverty is possible. Each country shown on this chart achieved a large decline in extreme poverty over the last generation. This is one of the most important lessons we can learn from the available data: rapid progress against poverty can be achieved.
There is opportunism and grifting and clowns and so much more in politics but you really cannot make sense of the major events in national affairs if you don’t appreciate the role of the large number of earnest people who sincerely believe in what they are doing.
@mattyglesias As someone who worked in both the Cllnton and GW Bush administration, and who loves the West Wing, I always tell people the main reason why I love the show is that it gets the earnestness right. Thanks for reminding people of that.
Ben Ho @ho_ben
No single social science paper is decisive, but I really like this one. Seen in conjunction with other papers using a variety of methods, I think the case is strong that something troubling is afoot in science. Thread (references at the end).
"At the end of the conflict, at least two US aircraft carriers would lie at the bottom of the Pacific and China’s modern navy, which is the largest in the world, would be in “shambles.”"
We then got eighty million words over the next two years blaming Facebook and the GRU as an alternative to a handful of editors and producers saying "in retrospect, we probably gave more play to that emails story than it objectively warranted compared to other issues at stake."
"wind power did the slave trade" is a god tier take, an epic post, a first-year election to the posting hall of fame
I still can't believe how well this tweet describes the geopolitical events of the last two years.
China: OK, between us and Russia we have the technology, industrial capacity, population and resources to defeat the U.S.-led order. We just need to build up our semiconductor industry, stockpile hypersonic weapons, and craft a media narrative to -- Russia: LEEROY! JENKINS!!!
Noah Smith 🐇🇺🇦 @Noahpinion
Everyone should be so lucky as to find a partner who loves them as much as the Republican Party loves people who cheat on their taxes. https://t.co/qdJjb4tbXI
ANALYSIS - rescinding IRS funding will increase the deficit by 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 $𝟭𝟬𝟬 𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗼𝗻, encourage tax cheating, and cut the tax enforcement budget well below what President Trump wanted. https://t.co/0xRnKF99Rd
Marc Goldwein @MarcGoldwein