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the U.S. has a lawyer problem: * more than 1.3 Mil lawyers in US * from 1900 to 2000, number of lawyers rose 793% * largest increase was in 1970s (+76%) * over the past decade, the number of lawyers up by more than 80,000 (up 6.6% from 2012 to 2022)
Fascinating piece by Torsten Slok arguing that declining survey response rates are making data more volatile. More volatile data is making markets more volatile. This is raising uncertainty, and may damage growth.
I used to believe this but 2020, and in particular, 2022, convinced me this was wrong. Lots of people who vote Republican flipped to voting Democrat!
In my opinion, persuasion voting doesn’t work very often. Sure, you’ll have some liberal republicans vote for you— but in large swaths it just won’t happen.
Olivia Julianna 🗳 @0liviajulianna
Wang Yi told EU’s Borrell that China “will not provide arms to Russia”. This sounds pretty categorical, and would be a different category of lie to the ones usually told by the Chinese foreign ministry.
Borrell speaking yet again about China arming Russia "But as far as I know, there is no evidence that China has been doing what they claim not to be doing." Says he had to explain at length to Wang Yi why it would be different to the west arming Ukraine https://t.co/TVMYrozHWG
Finbarr Bermingham @fbermingham
Here’s a tip for staying on track with your weight loss goals even on vacation — contract norovirus on your second day so you go 48 hours without eating, then just relax and have fun for the rest of the trip.
Welp. The behavior of a certain cadre of scientists who used every trick in the book to suppress discussion of this issue is something I'll never forget. A huge disservice to science and public health. They should be profoundly embarrassed.
If you think that invading and occupying Mexico could be accomplished for a fraction of what we’re spending on Ukraine, I’d invite you to consider the financial cost of occupying the much smaller country of Iraq.