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J.D. Vance
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J.D. Vance Jan 19
Thanks to everyone who encouraged me to run, but it’s just not a good time. A bit more color below.
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Silicon Slopes Jan 18
"You don't have to be the founder to be an entrepreneur. " -
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Face The Nation Dec 31
. says there are 47 states fighting over a small amount of the type of investment that creates high quality jobs
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TechOhio Dec 28
., and recognize Ohio as a place where innovative startup companies can thrive.
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J.D. Vance Dec 30
Replying to @keithinstone
Not yet but I’m aware of it. Let me know what you think!
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J.D. Vance Dec 26
Replying to @JABell27
Now I'm off to bed. Goodnight!
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J.D. Vance Dec 26
Replying to @JABell27
Most people in the book are Appalachian (broadly defined); many of them lead totally normal lives, and I even tried to leave explicit rhetorical markers to separate the problems of some from the whole. Apologies you didn't get that, but the intention was not to generalize
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J.D. Vance Dec 26
Replying to @JABell27
Finally, I tried to be as explicit as possible that while the problems I wrote about were disproportionately common in my community (low social capital, substance abuse, health issues, violence, and so on), they weren't true of every or even most individuals.
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J.D. Vance Dec 26
Replying to @JABell27
(Sorry, got interrupted.) The part I disagree with most strongly is the idea that I'm buying into a fake mythology of violence. First, there really are elevated rates of violence among those who identify a certain way ethnically:
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J.D. Vance Dec 26
Replying to @JABell27
Second, because I was raised by my grandparents, and because my great Mamaw was sick, I spent much of my pre-teen life actually in eastern Kentucky while Mamaw helped take care of her.
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J.D. Vance Dec 26
Replying to @JABell27
Thanks Jerri, given how thoughtful this is, I thought I’d offer a few points in reply: first, I think it’s much more a memoir of the experience of the Appalachian migrant. Perhaps the largest Appalachian community mid century was in Cincinnati (not technically in Appalachia).
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J.D. Vance Dec 23
Replying to @jimmoonjr
Do you? I’ve come to accept that different people react to my book differently. But to answer your Q, no I didn’t find it a fair representation.
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J.D. Vance Dec 23
Replying to @sometimesalight
(Also, Mery Christmas!)
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J.D. Vance Dec 23
Replying to @sometimesalight
I found the book interesting. This effort to recast it as a commentary on HE is a little odd.
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J.D. Vance Dec 23
Replying to @jimmoonjr
Thanks Jim. What did you think of this review?
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J.D. Vance Dec 23
Replying to @jpodhoretz
Damned elitists.
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J.D. Vance Dec 22
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Alec MacGillis Dec 21
Replying to @BrendanNyhan
Very good question. My theory: class and geography. For all the talk about this epidemic getting more attention bc it's "white," it's in fact not getting enough attention bc it's so concentrated in lower echelons and left-behind places.
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J.D. Vance Dec 21
Replying to @daveweigel
What’s the valuation? Maybe I can get in on this.
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J.D. Vance Dec 20
Replying to @jtrothwell
Respect this view. I do think Johnson would have made a movie I enjoyed more if he hadn’t been weighed down by TFA.
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