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Potentially a very important moment. With Turkey involved will the convoy be allow to sail undisturbed. If so, hard to see how any blockade can last
U.N., Turkey, Ukraine press ahead with Black Sea grain deal despite Russian pullout https://t.co/Plqb7zplY5
Stefan Wolff @stefwolff
I've never looked into the illusory truth effect literature in any detail but I've heard it summarized enough times that I believe it's true.
Paper showing it works after just five repetitions for obviously false statements (“George Washington was born in China”); https://t.co/4rIfLv5eVp Knowing better does not help: https://t.co/L8gzKYtz2E A lot of statements at the same time strengthens it. https://t.co/ZDFM2USFor https://t.co/m97cFdVclB
Ethan Mollick @emollick
New York City is an unusually well-policed place, but in the aggregate Italy spends more on police as a share of GDP than the United States. slowboring.com/p/america-spen…
I just discovered that the NYPD budget is $10.9 bn for a 8.5 million city. So I went to see how it compares and the entire budget of the Italian State Police is €8.6 bn +€4.5 bn for the Carabinieri for a 60 million country. "NYC, setting money on fire since 1625"
Marco Chitti @ChittiMarco
The NYT has invented a new thing for you to feel bad about: “fast furniture,” which is mass produced and therefore bad. (Even pretty expensive stuff like Crate & Barrel.) Want to be a good citizen? Build your own furniture. nytimes.com/2022/10/31/rea…
"America's emerging dictatorship has liberals on edge. But for some, the stability and absence of hard choices is a welcome change.” boingboing.net/2022/10/30/ny-…
you will never believe which restrictions are causing the netherlands' housing crisis
Must admit I'm sceptical of this piece on the Netherlands reaching the limits of growth. The limits identified (high pop. density, labour shortages) are not new, and yet it has been faster growing than most comparable nations over 10 and 30yr timeframes https://t.co/XEVW2s8nkw
Mike Bird @Birdyword
When Atlanta banned e-scooters, travel time and street congestion went up 9% to 11%, and 37% during large sporting events. Also: Commuters revert to car-based travel when e-scooters aren't available. Anti-tech urbanists 🤝 Pro-Car Road NIMBYs nature.com/articles/s4156…
Global warming rides to Ukraine's rescue.
November is about to begin in Europe and many areas are in the 70s and 80s. Not normal. Some of the warmth is the most extreme ever observed this late in the year. France and Austria have clinched their warmest Octobers on record. https://t.co/caEK3kBSqC
Capital Weather Gang @capitalweather
I make no presumptions about the lab leak question itself, but this piece on the latest ProPublica investigation is pretty rough
You’re owning Elon Musk by quitting Twitter. I’m owning Elon Musk by using his platform to advocate for land use reform, nuclear & geothermal power, and permitting reform to facilitate utility-scale wind and solar projects. We are not the same.
If you read the NYFed report, this is not because of newly disabled Americans, but because the labor market is so hot that previously unemployed disabled people are now getting jobs https://t.co/scDDphOlwq
Disabled workers. Not a coincidence. #LongCovid is going to screw us over if we allow #COVID to continue to keep spreading. Downplaying COVID is tantamount to sentencing a generation to a multi-organ debilitating disease. #CovidIsNotOver https://t.co/jwOjxT8MSG
Eric Feigl-Ding @DrEricDing