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Jeff Lonsdale
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Jeff Lonsdale 12h
Apparently the idea that people refer to middle income countries as part of the developing world angered Hans Rosling enough that he felt he needed to write a whole book about it.
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Jeff Lonsdale 22h
Replying to @SisyphusShrugs
Don’t really agree - especially with comparing Lee Kwan Yew, who created massive amounts of wealth via a more consistent application of the rule of law, with totalitarian dictatorial autocrats.
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Jeff Lonsdale Oct 12
Replying to @kowalskr
Disagree that threat of regulatory action is worse than clear simple rules that make compliance knowable without requiring companies to stay on good side of regulators/politicians. Agree that this has sadly been the status quo for quite some time in finance.
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Jeff Lonsdale Oct 12
The fact that scrutiny from regulators is wielded as a threat is a signal that our system is lacking simple and concise regulations that are easy to follow. A society is not really based on the rule of law if everyone can be found guilty of something.
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Jeff Lonsdale Oct 12
A DSA group is apparently letting people get away with beating up one of their disabled elderly members because the group who did it is also lefty. This is a great example of how many on the left have no desire to police the crazy and dangerous people at the extreme left.
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Jeff Lonsdale Oct 12
Replying to @balajis
In communist/totalitarian countries it is normal for anything not expressly permitted to be technically illegal until the government provides a framework.
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Jeff Lonsdale Oct 11
The NBA hasn’t realized that their multi-national sponsors can’t all turn on them without facing a backlash from their customers.
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dr. trey Oct 10
This one angers me more than HKmaps ban. You can make edge case arguments about live maps and assisting illegality, but this was just a damn text-based RPG game some kids designed on to put people in the shoes of a Hong Kong protester. WTF,
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Dan Schulz Oct 10
Replying to @JeffLonsdale
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Jeff Lonsdale Oct 10
Replying to @BrianTMcClellan
Well... if you are not envisioning that the government or workers control the means of production and you just want a market economy with a more robust safety net then it is probably best to not use the word socialism.
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Jeff Lonsdale Oct 10
Replying to @JeffLonsdale
And I misspelled Xinjiang. Good thing there is an edit button on this app.
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Jeff Lonsdale Oct 10
To be fair, crossing China isn’t a simple decision for these players to make. If it was just their endorsement deals at risk I am sure some would have already spoken out, but they are also risking the economics of their teammates. The coordination to figure that out takes time.
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Meb Faber Oct 9
Good to see people coming around (finally) to the idea of shareholder yield via
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Jeff Lonsdale Oct 10
Replying to @JeffLonsdale
Source on his relationship with the NBA’s Xingjiang training center in the midst of other types of camps:
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Jeff Lonsdale Oct 10
As of August 2018, George Land was the NBA executive overseeing their Xingjiang training camp in the midst of concentration camps. Guess who he is worried about controlling US media?
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Jeff Lonsdale Oct 9
Replying to @MargRev
How many players have or want endorsement deals that any comment pro-HK would put at permanent risk as long as those MNCs want to engage with China?
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Noah Smith 🐇 Oct 9
Replying to @Noahpinion
HOLY SHIT there are a lot of American companies doing pro-China censorship!!!
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Jeff Lonsdale Oct 9
The move US politicians might try would be a CFIUS challenge against any platform that gets acquired by a Chinese owner and fails this or similar tests. They appear to have started with the biggest fish:
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Jeff Lonsdale Oct 9
Hong Kong’s protestors are on another level: A company made it clear they were 100% on China’s side, so they turn the IP of that company into a symbol of rebellion to still put it at risk of being banned in China.
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Robert VerBruggen Oct 9
My write-up of the new "more diversity, less trust" lit review. The effect is ... not big.
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