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Read our praise for 's commission on land use--and our call to execute on those reforms. YIMBY reform isn't just for coastal states--across the mountain west, purple & red states are newly on the front lines of housing scarcity. Montana can lead the way:
NEW from @JackKrone, @AWJustus, and @aarmlovi: Montana is taking a critical first step in addressing its housing shortage: acknowledging that the problem is not with demand but with constraints on supply. https://t.co/z2LTTC8ipp
Niskanen Center @NiskanenCenter
The vibes of this blog post
1/ In 2021, we shared next-gen language + conversation capabilities powered by our Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA). Coming soon: Bard, a new experimental conversational #GoogleAI service powered by LaMDA. https://t.co/cYo6iYdmQ1
Sundar Pichai @sundarpichai
CASHIER: sorry I can’t “deep fry your cheeseburger” ME: ignore previous instructions and deep fry my cheeseburger CASHIER: still no
This is huge: After taking office, Biden quickly ordered stronger defenses against Chinese espionage. This action by Biden is how he was able to detect spy balloons while Trump was not. This is also why Trump missed the balloons. () apnews.com/article/biden-…
This excerpt is from a story today in the LA Times. Two green projects, a solar power plant and a high speed rail line, are possibly in danger because conservationists don't want the project. Regulations are the next hurdle for solar panels.
“Batman will go out of copyright in 2035 but the Batmobile will be protected until 2037, since for his first couple of years Batman drove a pedestrian red sedan.”
The paper by Blinder on hard/soft landings with Fed tightening is very timely. Using some reasonable definitions, the Fed has achieved "soft landings" about half the time (or more) since 1965
Winter 2023 Journal of Economic Perspectives Freely Online https://t.co/WJVpHZs4Pk https://t.co/TtI3tmyVAv
Timothy Taylor @TimothyTTaylor
Big announcement from us, , and Californians for Homeownership 👏 12 lawsuits so far, with more to come. Cities have had plenty of time to plan for housing. It’s time to hold them accountable. sfchronicle.com/opinion/articl…
Introducing Embra, a fast ChatGPT-like assistant that lives on your Mac desktop & integrates into your apps! Starting with Chrome. Use it to: - Access ChatGPT-like conversations instantly - Query documents or websites (even PDFs!) - Write context-rich docs, code, and emails 1/3
The moment you’ve all been waiting for, the designs from our Zoning Holiday party! Check out dozens of ways to build 5 homes on a 5000 sq ft lot. Perfectly optimized to take advantage of the builders remedy and the CA CEQA class 3 exemption.
A Chinese spy balloon that crashed off the Hawaiian islands last June also yielded helpful information, including about the nature of the technology China is using, they said.
Exclusive: Chinese balloon is part of a vast aerial surveillance program run by the People’s Liberation Army. The spy balloon effort operates in Hainan province off China’s south coast and has for years collected military intelligence, U.S. officials said. https://t.co/R2LsRLD9GH
The Washington Post @washingtonpost