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Favorite Rejects 2023-03-27
New entry for the “Things You Could Not Possibly Make Up” file: Berkeley’s most unhinged NIMBYs are fighting a bike lane and are rallying folks to go to a special city meeting on April 18. Their e-mail call to action? “It will be hard to park, so walk or ride your bike.”
This whole “corporations are cornering the market on housing” idea sounds reasonable until you realize that 67% of Americans live in homes they own and the big single family home rental companies collectively own fewer than 1% of America’s single family homes. https://t.co/TztXGWZMez
@mattyglesias -- Have you tried not allowing corporations to buy up single family houses and other housing in such large concentrations that it basically creates a monopolistic like pricing power? -- Well okay we haven't tried that.
Derek Zoolander @DerekBlueSteele
I might actually build this for my kids. When a kid clicks a link, the web page is parsed by GPT and no content which doesn't get its approval get rendered. (This is also pretty scary as a censorship tool...)
GPT-powered child-friendly version of the internet
Immigration restrictionists should be explicit about their moral framework. How many foreigners trapped in desperate poverty under tyrannical governments is worth it to protect your current way of life?
👀 widespread support within NYC for Hochul's housing growth mandates (58%-30%), per this new Siena poll. Suburbs unsurprisingly oppose it, but fairly narrowly: 35%-45%: scri.siena.edu/2023/03/27/ove…
Our top editor explained why The Post did this kind of rare visual examination of what gun violence does to people washingtonpost.com/nation/interac…
The western United States. Pros: Better weather, more natural beauty. Cons: Weird time zone + you're constantly surrounded by outdoorsy psychos who care a lot about weather and natural beauty.