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The thread continues, but this topline graph really says it all. Crosswalks without a stop sign basically don't work, especially it high speeds.
And you better believe there are no Jones-act compatible ships that can carry that turbine, which makes it really hard to install these in the US.
Yglesias responds by pointing out that productivity growth took off when we figured out how to use computers in the 90s and then plateaued when the smartphone came out and everyone got really good at wasting time. Smith responds that if everyone is secretly goofing off at work, then labor productivity is actually higher because everyone's actually working less than they say.
• Thread explaining the situation that lead to the coining of "Stockholm Syndrome", and uh, the psychologist seems to have been 100% in the worng.
• Thread covering events in Brazil where pro-Bolsonaro insurrectionists forced their way into government buildings today. Apparently they cheered when military showed up, apparently not realizing they were about to be arrested. Looks like things have mostly come to an end, but they've done significant damage to the buildings which is a bummer.