Favorites February 22nd 2023
So, definitely good news for the Democrats, but education polarization means that Democrats are going to do ever better in low-salience elections. Yglesias expects a reversal of the two parties positions on turnout.
This is from ChatGPT, it'll make the same mistake with a pound of feathers and almost any other object, including the moon. Interestingly, one reply indicates that Bing's chat doesn't make this mistake.
The fact that China is planning to give lethal aid to Russia is very bad news, it makes Russia/Ukraine a proxy war between China and the US, and may indicate China intends to move against Taiwan relatively soon. The US' most likely response could be to further arm Taiwan.
• Very long thread describing how the UK has a 4 million home defecit, unusually bad in Europe, although not quite as bad as California, which has a similar numeric defecit, but a lot fewer residents. TL;DR: the UK passed NIMBY regulations earlier, and theirs were more focused on 'local control' than other European countries.
• Long thread about problems children face in Japan, it's pretty grim. TL;DR: high suicide rates for teenagers, low life satisfaction, high rates of abuse.