Favorites November 30th 2022
Dang, what a great paper. Here's a great thread with details, I found it interesting that the number of restaurants also went up as rents went down. If you liked thread summarizing a paper on housing, here's another, about how high rents fall disproportionately on the poor, and restricting luxury housing construction makes that trend worse.
I can't believe how long I stared at this before making a decision.
Yea, sorta wild that people are more annoyed about Musk's power over Twitter than Xi's power over TikTok. As Tim Lee notes, Musk hasn't yet engaged in any ethnic cleansing or violently put down peaceful protests.
Yikes, COVID really made a mess of things society-wide, Darrell Owens points out that this makes the lead theory less likely. He thinks the 'internet theory' is more likely, but there's plenty of room for simple guns-per-capita.
For more interesting AI achievements, someone asked OpenAI for some interior design ideas and then fed the results to Midjourney, great results.
• Thread by a conservative about how people on his side seem to always lose the culture wars because they don't notice good opportunities to note the conservative messaging in popular media. Yglesias also liked the thread, but notes that the real reason is probably because winning cultural wars isn't the purpose of the conservative movement (the goal is low taxes on the rich).