Favorites July 27th 2022
Wow, great news environmental policy analysts are very excited! Plus it's got some good industrial policy stuff. My god, it's even got a plan to kill off TurboTax's evil tax filing racket. This absolutely surprised everyone, but the most delicious part is that this morning the house passed the CHIPS bill on a bipartisan vote (also good industrial policy). Why does this matter? McConnell said they wouldn't pass it if a Reconciliation bill was still on the table. So Manchin said he was done negotiating last week, then CHIPS passed, and later that day, ta-da, a reconciliation bill is back. Republicans got played. They're so angry they vetoed a veterans bill they had already voted for. Maybe Biden really did deliver more bipartisan dealmaking. Finally, to top it all off, Larry Summers claims credit for getting Manchin on board.
The thread goes on further, but the key fact is that from this you can derive a rate of long COVID symptoms for 1% of people who had COVID but weren't hospitalized. Seems to be a significant correlation between seriousness of symptoms and likelihood of long-term symptoms.
Sam D'Amico replied: "Hear me out: SF Victorian -> 20 story blade building when the housing element gets rejected by the state."
There were some even more dire takes on the situation, but it definitely seems like we need to be getting more vaccines in arms faster.
• Very interesting thread breaking down what factors make people worldwide more or less likely to support a range of climate policies, it goes on from there to describe what methods are and aren't effective to raise support for various policies. The most interesting takeaway is that scaring them about the effects of climate change doesn't seem to work, people are already very worried!
• Randall Munroe is back with more Dall-e experiments, this time it's Pokemon cards through the centuries.
• Two tweets describing a lawsuit about absolutely horrific events at an Indiana jail.
• Analyst breaks down the precise words China is using to dissuade Pelosi from visiting Taiwan. Argues that this is far from their most dire language.