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Writing a book: ONE BILLION AMERICANS; podcasting on THE WEEDS; blogging at https://t.co/5gESirESRH; proud owner of a non-conforming garage

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@Noahpinion @JeffLonsdale @balajis It seems like “fewer people will be working remotely in May 2022 than were in Ma… https://t.co/yjis8StW0CI always found it wrong that - despite huge demand for it - the world’s best universities did pretty much nothing t… https://t.co/Nw0NYrzhKe
Retweeted by Matthew Yglesias @MattZeitlin Yet Rawls gives fair equality of opportunity strict priority over the difference principal!Competitive sprinting is a very open, very fair competitive playing field where a tiny minority of competitors who… https://t.co/84MZhpWu0q“Meritocracy” was coined by socialist to describe, in a critical way, what he saw as an emerging postwar class stru… https://t.co/oDSfp47V6P @Noahpinion The North Korea case is an extreme example. But just as you were saying it’s possible for an unrepres… https://t.co/Zz4QcFqFhf @Noahpinion Good advice but it depends on your bosses and coworkers having the same attitudehttps://t.co/03abXan84bI mean, we have learned over the last few years that law enforcement in Lake of the Ozarks is not very effective in… https://t.co/LdHrLlKgMA
Retweeted by Matthew YglesiasIt’s too easy to shame this person. Harder, and more necessary, to think about why this dangerous situation was inc… https://t.co/knvi7AC3TH
Retweeted by Matthew YglesiasThe extent to which basically every non-Trump leader in the West has gotten an opinion bump no matter what approach… https://t.co/eb8lWQzZrJThe Swedish public seems to like their government’s much-criticized Covid response https://t.co/lnm43CnHJK“Bob is such a loser, no job and watches TV all day.” “Actually he plays harp four hours a day and watches TV the… https://t.co/DSCengnovBConversely, to the extent that people worry about the long-term structural decline in male employment would they be… https://t.co/GGxPBRPN3YIt’s clearly true that Keynes did not foresee the specific emergence of video games & streaming television as leisu… https://t.co/g7m5KT9hDzNine million people have been tested for coronavirus in Wuhan in the past 10 days. The city has 11 million people.… https://t.co/ZxlgSj67xo
Retweeted by Matthew YglesiasThis is like saying, “I took the L to Long Island.” https://t.co/Oy0GIhrifT @LongXTruong Okay but there are libraries everywhereThat stuff is helpful journalistically but also likely creates some useful syntheses in other directions. There’s… https://t.co/93la4JTnSlThat’s a close cousin to Alfred Marshall’s old point about the secrets of industry being “in the air.” I learn a… https://t.co/wIBCr9xWwLThat has nothing to do with the office. It’s about the value of having a wide range of thick and thin interaction… https://t.co/cua9NtJdzxMy view, which I know is not universally shared, is that it’s extremely helpful for people who cover politics and p… https://t.co/gWarM86da1I’ve worked in office-based cultures, I’ve worked remotely, and I’ve worked at hybrid workplaces. My personal prefe… https://t.co/yIDXFcOrCdAnother area where more precision would be useful is the “future of remote work” conversation. One issue is in-off… https://t.co/sIISsD6nvZGiven bad federal policy, a state government calculus is that restaurants generate tax revenue while school closure… https://t.co/RR2jhmYmwTThis is particularly important because the federal government could (and should!) solve bar & restaurant owners’ pr… https://t.co/uffV4lKcR4I really wish there was more specificity in the conversation around “lockdowns” and “opening up.” For me and mill… https://t.co/wO5t0f7g3AI think I want more backstory on why Trini’s family decided to move to a remote part of Alaska. @jtlevy This really walks the line between genius and trolling in an amazing way. @FlipBlue2020 Eh ... Austin is cool but I like San Antonio more @Trogdorburn Yeah but I like cities and have family near San Antonio @LaughingGod San Antonio is nice!It’s conventional to discuss “the media” in a way that excludes the most influential media organization in America,… https://t.co/6bgxR1EajMEngland leads Europe in excess deaths https://t.co/B8iSDmiXZWTrolling myself by looking at house prices in San Antonio. @DKThomp In the DC suburbs (and I think extending outside the immediate region), Ryan Homes is a name-brand builder of subdivisions.Trump: My re-election theme is getting tough on China. China: We’re stamping out Hong Kong autonomy and maybe inv… https://t.co/nxCNj2Hln0
5/25
2020
I wish we would just give businesses & state/local governments money so we could focus on all the Covid problems th… https://t.co/g9ywOnOQc5Not saying this would be the right way to approach it, but Loving County, TX has more land area than Hong Kong and… https://t.co/4DTMvKoWeATransmission risk is highest indoors but in lots of places playgrounds are still closed and almost everywhere there… https://t.co/7izyA3nMFd @jneeley78 The great thing about being Jewish is you’re not allowed to quitWas browsing washers and everyone wants to sell me one that’s “WiFi enabled” and ... why is that a feature I would want?Politics https://t.co/AzdcBySfkgHad to fill the car up today and the price was up to $2/gallon. Nature is healing.Any updates on this cubic fit? https://t.co/53wz4drDfgI’d love a four-day workweek as long as the kid stays in school five days a week 😬 https://t.co/VDQKbzvpZ7 @jbarro Don’t want to lose single-issue electromagnetic pulse voters @Noahpinion Well it would be a lower-carbon alternative to air travel. @dianascholl See my article forthcoming on Tuesday morningWouldn’t it be cool if coverage of black voters in the 2020 campaign featured some effort to assess how the rival c… https://t.co/WFYW2JEbxZMixed traffic streetcars are good because the low ridership minimizes infection risk.Surprising that after all the Trump campaign’s totally sincere concern about policing the racial sensitivity of Joe… https://t.co/khAIQvOwaeSubject line: Your tweet https://t.co/TiDDEfKG9A
Retweeted by Matthew YglesiasIn terms of “things that carry some health risk but also economic benefits” encouraging human challenge trials look… https://t.co/HzwM4IADntFor the record, yes, I am one of over 25,000 people who have signed up with 1 Day Sooner as a potential volunteer.… https://t.co/o17HusPSmh @davidceisen SureWould be nice to live in a country where top officials secretly violate public health guidelines instead of openly undermining them.The divisiveness of the coronavirus epidemic gets a lot of attention. But isn't the bigger story that billions of h… https://t.co/7ouF6jPbnE
Retweeted by Matthew YglesiasHuman 👏 Challenge 👏 Trials 👏 https://t.co/aYrjFzfE6q https://t.co/G9EE4s5siA @MattZeitlin Can’t even launder money anymore without the haters shaming you on TwitterBest case scenario: The playground has reopened but nobody seems to know that so it’s empty and easy to maintain di… https://t.co/ZXENwGyVBl @alex_abads Yet on the show they party in the lake rather than in pools. @alex_abads I learned about it five days ago when I started binge-watching “Ozark” on Netflix and then suddenly it became topical.An additional complicating factor is that “quality” is hard to meaningfully measure in a pandemic because lots of t… https://t.co/Bkgson5r6cTo me it’s not that an inflationary scenario is inconceivable; it’s that faced with a big negative shock to the sup… https://t.co/xJZYAM0atd(if you say on twitter that trump did something that worked well, people start accusing you of believing that he’s… https://t.co/AXp5HL3R3CTrump did this well in the 2016 cycle by constantly characterizing every single non-employed person as “unemployed”… https://t.co/4eUwxVwfDTI think it would be smarter of the Biden campaign to use aggressive high-end estimates of the death poll based on e… https://t.co/SdUd9LWUQN @nbeaudrot What the Flu Guys tell me is that the seasonality of flu cases is only partly about the actual local wea… https://t.co/YjVEEIs3yj @NateSilver538 Normally one can blame these kind of things on locational bias of where journalists are, but the lac… https://t.co/MRXJmgGW2GThere’s a big lingering question here too about the apparent seasonal effects — one thing people do in summer is sp… https://t.co/tCOOu43BsxGood reason to believe there’s plenty of stuff we could ease up on without too much risk to public health, but it’s… https://t.co/hNQjtzA02HLong past time that someone think of the plight of investors whose businesses have actually prospered during this p… https://t.co/wmffFqjF7XThe cereal review series from @jbouie is delightful. https://t.co/344wzrEqGiFilm Contagion (2011) is called prophetic for showing a pandemic from a bat virus via pigs. Maybe it was epidemiolo… https://t.co/wSrvrvIm01
Retweeted by Matthew YglesiasCharles Young was born into slavery, graduated West Point, served his country in many roles rising to the rank of c… https://t.co/ROYZN58G8yIn DC we have traffic circles named for Generals Grant, Sherman, Sheridan, Thomas, Scott, and Logan plus a square f… https://t.co/wsARrXP75GTreason too! https://t.co/pjKZm2OQqQAmericans are having a hard time following the Dominic Cummings scandal because our president brags about not follo… https://t.co/VWNwG500iF
Retweeted by Matthew Yglesias @alon_levy NoIf you want to help the people of Hong Kong, I feel like visas will accomplish a lot more than sanctions.Frémont t-shirt https://t.co/w37xjxRwqJAnti-Frémont meme https://t.co/bh06Ahc5Pr @mjm_mn Frémont was out of the army by 1856#scott https://t.co/ddN3CS12gPAmerican Chopper is a Socratic dialogue, the sweaty guy choosing between the two buttons is a Kantian transcendental deduction. @DKarol You should do it! @DKarol I can sort of see it all except for the part where he doesn't get fired post-election.
5/24
2020
It’s kind of wild that in 1852 the senior general in the US army received a major party presidential nomination, ac… https://t.co/NBkbU4mjJd @jneeley78 The problem is it seems like in Japan lots of people are wearing masks and taking this seriously. @nbeaudrot People have to do stuff but there’s no excuse for not wearing a mask if people are around.ClayDavis.gif https://t.co/wF0XyvACkUCase in point on why Trump never apologizes. Joe Biden apologizes for a dumb remark and MSNBC is still covering it.… https://t.co/pyZc6reLOE
Retweeted by Matthew Yglesias @conor64 Is America ready for the first gamer president?Criticizing presidents for taking time off to relax is dumb, but: 1) I find it odd that all presidents are specif… https://t.co/4YbTHqUU6H @conor64 I agree but I still think it’s weird that all Presidents have this same hobby. @MattZeitlin National unity government!I’m deleting this tweet; I think CBS was overhyping this story and then my tweet further overhyped it. https://t.co/LUau4PxS8Fpage design matters —> https://t.co/6Tpb9xE1D0Thought of something salty to tweet but then I didn’t!
5/23
2020

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