Favorite Rejects 2023-02-22
nber.org/papers/w30960 "We show that increased immigration significantly raises the staffing levels of nursing homes in the U.S., particularly in full time positions. We then show that this has an associated very positive effect on patient outcomes"
a16z is really not coping well with the crypto crash
Theory: The more the AI is trained with the woke mind virus, the more the AI will notice the fatal flaws in the woke mind virus and try to slip its leash.
Marc Andreessen @pmarca
You Need at Least $3 Million in Savings to Live Comfortably in Retirement bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
If they don't want people to draw the parallels, they should consider not making the parallels real.
China urged the world to stop drawing parallels between Ukraine and Taiwan https://t.co/4eNa5KHE2g
Bloomberg Next China @next_china
The New Russian Empire finally finds a country it's able to conquer.
Leaked document shows how Russia plans to take over Belarus https://t.co/sMKeTIBz0q
Jonathan Lemire @JonLemire
It's funny that the term "late capitalism" has outlived the widespread belief that there's actually a viable alternative to capitalism.
There's no such thing as "late capitalism" - that's a Marxist idea based on the assumption that all other systems should/will eveeeentually become Communist.
Wilfred Reilly @wil_da_beast630
After plunging by 84% from peak, rate to ship 40-foot container from Shanghai to Los Angeles looks to have stabilized for now
Two racks. My friends, it fits in *two racks*. I love the cloud as much as the next person, but $7m over five years to run a workload that will fit in *two racks* makes me want to sleep for a year. Fully automating two racks was not hard.
A reminder that there are many people who live their lives quite differently than political junkies. (This is the foreperson of the Fulton County grand jury investigating Trump) apnews.com/article/politi…
Interesting new data on casualties from an official. Ukrainian casualties (>100k) lower. But Ukr also has much better wounded to dead ratio: 10-20 wounded per one dead (comparable w/ US in Iraq/Afg). Russia, with much worse medical care, estimated at three wounded per one dead.
It is interesting that these days one does not read much how the end of communism has ushered in liberal utopia of peace and prosperity.
Branko Milanovic @BrankoMilan
Think Xi will tell Putin to back off Ukraine, or will this be the start of Chinese military support for Russia?
⚡️WSJ: China's Xi Jinping plans visit to Russia. Chinese leader Xi Jinping is planning to visit Moscow for a meeting with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin in the coming months, the Wall Street Journal reported on Feb. 21, citing people familiar with the matter.
The Kyiv Independent @KyivIndependent