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Municipal Democrats getting outflanked by State Legislature Republicans on housing segregation is always a wild time. Really shows that local-state-federal divides sometimes override partisanship https://t.co/wyweMpJdKR
Tempted to introduce a bill to stop cities from even attempting this (note, the biggest offenders are always wealth Democratic cities). While cities in my district follow the laws and have been bldg in one of housing, coastal elites often don’t do their fair share. https://t.co/WbfZ6oU2bo
Joe Patterson @Patterdude
I love walkable cities, but when I dug into the data, I found that they're not really associated with lower levels of social isolation. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P… www3.nd.edu/~adutt/activit…
Now think about your average car-dependent suburb. You drive to work, you drive home. You drive to the store, you drive home. Who do you have regular, spontaneous encounters with? Starbucks baristas?
David Roberts @drvolts
yeah say what you will about joe biden but he has 100% prevented even the right edge of the democratic party from deciding to be squishes on trans rights
thank god biden won in 2020, I am dead serious. biden might suck on some things but he is an absolute bulwark preventing the party leadership from sliding right on trans stuff. his losing would have been a catastrophe
the abbot of unreason (an archaeologist) 🥬 @merovingians
The most overlooked technology for raising productivity might be “good management.” It is a key source of US business success. 11,000 interviews in 34 countries shows that over 30% of the productivity advantage of US firms comes from better management. hbs.edu/ris/Publicatio…
I wouldn’t mind a Brian David Gilbert video estimating how many people have been murdered on Netflix shows. If he can calculate the OSHA violations in "Super Smash Bros Ultimate," he can do anything.
Say what you will about Biden, but walking cooly through a city under siege with air raid sirens going off is a pretty solid flex for an octogenarian. https://t.co/DcZTBIW6tS
⚡️Biden and Zelensky walking around Kyiv during the alarm https://t.co/8ucgshisbq
War Monitor @WarMonitors
Biden’s new border plan reduced border crossers by 37.9% in January 2023. An enormous success that proves LEGAL migration undermines illegal immigration. 🧵 open.substack.com/pub/anowrasteh…
This feels like an underrated dimension to the Bing/Syndey debacle. Because Syndey could search the web and integrate the outcry into the predicted output, her dark alter-ego had a self-reinforcing mechanism that reflected our own anxieties about her (and AI more broadly).
The average American enjoys one of the highest standards of living in world history but a lot of people think we live in a “late stage capitalist hellscape.” https://t.co/fm8r8cypHH
People are like “why are kids so depressed it must be their PHONES!” But never mention the fact that we’re living in a late stage capitalist hellscape during an ongoing deadly pandemic w record wealth inequality, 0 social safety net/job security, as climate change cooks the world
Taylor Lorenz @TaylorLorenz