Favorites May 30th 2023
You can open the thread for some really great expansions of other famous paintings. Someone else had a thread of other ways that folks have been using the tool. One amusing joke was the outpainting of Michelangelo's David. This all scares Matthew "Butlerian Jihad now" Yglesias. I’ll try some photoshop out-painting tomorrow maybe.
One commenter pointed out that Taiwan and Japan should be reenforcing their subway stations like this as quickly as possible.
If you're wondering what's going on with the pictured table, higher numbers mean the tax causes more gdp growth, negative numbers mean they cause less gdp growth. You'll note that property taxes cause a lot of growth comparatively. Income taxes cause a bit of growth, but it's not statistically significant.
• Thread about the complexity of analyzing the debt ceiling bill, the caps are not that meaningful. The best part is James Medlock's commentary: "Love to threaten to blow up the world economy in order to extract mostly meaningless budget gimmicks"
• Thread about car dealership owners, who represent a significant class of the megarich in the United States. 20% of people in the top 0.1% of incomes own car dealerships. Their lobbying is very effective. It all harkens back to the Atlantic article American Gentry
• Summary of a framework for understanding housing bubbles.