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Mentioning it again, something very strange is happening with freight in China.
From Cowen's commentary: "The marketization of childcare is likely an important cause of this shift."
In case you missed it, Texas held up tons of freight at the southern border, and as any informed observer could have guessed, we now see that it accomplished nothing.
The scale of starbucks is so large, I sorta assume they open new locations faster than stores are unionizing. On the other hand, there's nothing really stopping the pace of these from speeding up.
Amazing progress, but the more we learn about the dangers of air pollution, the clearer it is that there's room for improvement.
I thought this was really cool, although it's a bit of a bummer that to combine things you have to just pick coefficients that seem reasonable. This article I read recently on assessing land values talks about how you might choose the coefficients in a less arbitrary way.