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Favorite Rejects 2023-01-14
An extra $440 million to fight malaria and others. This is a huge bipartisan success story. You love to see it.
The Biden admin proposed, and a bipartisan group in Congress shepherded through, a massive increase in the US commitment to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. It’s a Secret Congress success story https://t.co/rpFdNKXqNe
dylan matthews @dylanmatt
this is not a mathematical observation
degrowth at its core is basically a mathematical observation - the remaining carbon budget will be used up if rich countries continue to grow at current rates, even with a conversion to renewable energy.
Harlo 🪟☀️☮️ @PippengerHarlo
Marijuana legalization does not reduce labor force participation but does lead to more agricultural employment. nber.org/papers/w30813
Nothing wrong with e-bike subsidies but this is both much less effective than eliminating regulatory parking minimums and also more expensive.
E-bikes are a great solution to parking scarcity. But DC (and most other American cities) has an elaborate regulatory system in place to avoid parking scarcity and ensure people drive more and burn more gasoline.
Virtually every elected official in America claims to believe either that burdensome economic regulation is bad or else that burning fossil fuels is bad. Many believe both of these things. But few act on these beliefs with regard to parking!
It would be funny if we loop back around to conservatives deciding Common Core and curriculum standardization was a good idea all along.
BREAKING: House Republicans have introduced legislation to require federally-funded K-12 schools to post their curriculum online, so parents can see what they are teaching. This is a variation of Manhattan Institute's "curriculum transparency" model introduced last year. https://t.co/m8EPq3VdKY
Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ @realchrisrufo
South Korea shows how deep decarbonizarion of the energy grid in the medium term is possible. Short answer: renewables + nuclear. Cc:
'Our brains are our rifles': Inside the secret drone factory manned by teenage students. I was asked to retweet. Interesting article
Great thread here on housing misinformation being pushed in progressive nonprofitland
Perplexed by Mayor Bass’s housing interview? Read the Housing Justice Narrative Toolkit by PolicyLink, an $80M / year colossus in the 'equity' nonprofit world. Bass's views are a manifestation of this line of nonprofit thinking. https://t.co/aIOfWfd6h8 🧵 1/x
Brian Hanlon @hanlonbt
Here’s Calvin Welch admitting the slow growth movement of San Francisco in the 70s/80s was driven by middle class perceptions of on-street parking scarcity — not anti-displacement or social justice concerns.
NIMBYism is also what's killing the U.S. semiconductor industry, btw
2/ "We're not able to share with you a specific cost gap number between Taiwan and US, but we can share with you that the major reason for the cost gap is the construction cost of building and facilities, which can be 4 to 5x greater for US fab versus a fab in Taiwan." https://t.co/lgi5h3mLMY
Kevin Xu (interconnect.substack) @kevinsxu