Favorites June 13th 2023
Real progress is happening in self-driving vehicles!
Disinflation is the slowing of inflation (which in this case is good). Gas prices are way down although there's significant regional variation in gas prices. Here's a longer thread about how it's now pretty clear that we don't need high unemployment to get inflation down.
Sometimes I think about how cool it would be to combine a heat pump water heater with an AC unit, but if you just made the whole thing bigger... Water is a very efficient way of moving heat.
• Thread about how inefficient US naval manufacturing is, china spends way less and gets 3x as many warships. Good news though, Japan and South Korea are our allies, and they also get much better bang-for-buck ratios. TL;DR: When Japanese/Korean shipbuilders go over budget, they don't get extra money to cover it. Aligned Incentives!
• Thread detailing, with a flow chart, US immigration requirements. TL;DR: our requirements are impossible for nearly all immigrants.
• NIMBYs are upset about the new high density housing project being built by Native Americans. TL;DR: screw the NIMBYs, build the towers