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Noah Smith πŸ‡
Bloomberg Opinion writer. Recovering neoliberal shill and aspiring anime fan. Occasionally posts about rabbits.
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Mayu Yoshida 3h
β€œNaruhito has been devoted to his daughter Aiko, now 17, and has advocated for men becoming more hands-on fathers - still uncommon in conservative Japan”
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The number of people dying in wars was substantially lower in 2018 than in 2014.
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Noah Smith πŸ‡ 16h
This is an incredible book, and everyone should read it. (It's also very short and highly readable.)
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The Economist Apr 20
Half a millennium from now sub-Saharan Africa will have become a great engine of productivity, a recent paper suggests
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Noah Smith πŸ‡ 3h
Replying to @mo_betta_life
That ain't it, my boy
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Replying to @originalspin
Frodo and Sam were about as gay as they were allowed to be back then...
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Noah Smith πŸ‡ 4h
This article about North Korea is pretty wild.
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Noah Smith πŸ‡ 4h
Replying to @steve_deturck
oh boy
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Noah Smith πŸ‡ 4h
"Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun" - Mao Zedong, 1927 "Political power grows out of an army of Twitter jackasses who spend all day insulting and ratio-ing anyone who supports one of your rivals" - Noah Smith, 2019
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Noah Smith πŸ‡ 4h
Replying to @wophugus
If you believe nuclear winter would be as severe as theory predicts! Personally I think it's probably overestimated. But regardless, suburbanization happened before the nuclear arsenals had been fully built up...
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The Atlantic 5h
The CEO of the food start-up Just has a new goal: to get his "friends in Alabama" to buy lab-grown beef and chicken. reports from the world of cultured meat:
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Noah Smith πŸ‡ 5h
Because highways are different than houses
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Replying to @wophugus
Russian heavy bombers could have brought very high-yield nukes but they never could have made it in, and their ICBMs only had smaller ones. A MIRVed SS-18 could take out an entire metro area (if it could hit it).
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Noah Smith πŸ‡ 5h
Replying to @allanwhite
I'm sure that didn't hurt either
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Justin Wolfers 9h
β€œconsumers bore between 125 percent and 225 percent of the costs of the washing machine tariffs. The authors calculate that the tariffs brought in $82 million to the United States Treasury, while raising consumer prices by $1.5 billion.”
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Noah Smith πŸ‡ 5h
Replying to @allanwhite
Building highways
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Replying to @wophugus
Seems like that makes dispersal the only real defense that could work.
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Replying to @districtyoder
Bet he still wins the nomination.
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Noah Smith πŸ‡ 5h
DeLong evaluates the state of the debate over whether the income share of the top 1% has risen substantially:
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Ramez Naam 7h
IMHO, there's a tendency to over-ascribe conflict and migration issues to climate, when presently they're much more likely driven by more conventional resource, weather, and - ultimately - political & social problems. Climate will make this worse, but isn't much of a driver yet.
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