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Dan Hirschman
Assistant Professor of Sociology at Brown University. Blogs at .
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Hansi Lo Wang • 5️⃣6️⃣ DAYS 6h
NEW: American Statistical Association’s president-elect, , says there’s “no scientific rationale” to cut short counting, which “will produce flawed counts.” letter urging Senate leaders to extend census deadlines to allow more counting time:
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Dan Hirschman 9h
Makes me think of this for some reason...
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Dan Hirschman 9h
Replying to @polumechanos
I almost went with headlining comedy shows but...
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Dan Hirschman 9h
Replying to @polumechanos
Not that that’s the whole story but it’s an annoying piece of it when it comes to things like a weekly NYT column or whatever
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Dan Hirschman 9h
Replying to @polumechanos
We do a kind of collective loss aversion thing where we think of how horrible it is to fall from grace / status / money and how folks deserve a second chance.. but of course, the ones who had that stuff to begin with are disproportionately white men..
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Dan Hirschman 9h
Replying to @polumechanos
Agreed. It’s also somewhat parallel to the “problem of the preferred first speaker”, which I’ve been thinking about a bunch in re cancel whatever:
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Dan Hirschman 9h
Replying to @dclingi
That plus carbon taxes or caps, yeah. Coal is the “easy” part.. tho that we still haven’t done it yet is something..
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Dan Hirschman 9h
Replying to @polumechanos
The “who gets a second chance” part of inequality is super painfully stark.
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#JusticeforBreonna Prescod-Weinstein 🙅🏽‍♀️ 19h
When Colleen Flaherty asked me for comment about BAM, she asked if I had written about my experiences as a rape victim. I sent her a blog where I mention them. I forgot to link to this piece I wrote saying I believed NDT’s victims:
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Dan Hirschman 9h
I feel like we’ll be able to mark real progress on climate change in stories like these. Milestones like: no new coal mines, shuttering existing mines, no new coal plants, shuttering existing plants, then on to oil then gas.
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Brendan Nyhan 11h
Replying to @asociologist
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Dan Hirschman 11h
Replying to @bhrenton
From self reports it looks like? And thus unfortunately hard to continually update
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Benjy Renton 11h
Replying to @asociologist
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Dan Hirschman 11h
Replying to @asociologist
Is anyone systematically collecting and reporting this? Because it seems like contact tracing is basically useless if it takes 4-5 business days for test results.
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Dan Hirschman 11h
An indicator I’d like to have: median turn around time for a COVID test. A relative got tested on Monday and was told results would come back by Friday or “maybe next Monday”. And that’s in Michigan, one of the states supposedly doing the best re COVID prevalence.
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Dan Hirschman 13h
Are there fewer sessions at ASA now, as a result? That would be.. fair?
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Dan Hirschman 13h
Replying to @EthelMickey @ASAnews
Or it might be suseful to organize 3-5 person topical meetups. These sometimes happen after panels and can be super generative - I remember one of these for folks doing soc of econ that was great for community building. Similarly, panelists meeting up after the panel.
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Dan Hirschman 13h
Replying to @EthelMickey @ASAnews
Some departments hold formal 1-1 with members of the hiring committee (Brown did this for its past few searches). Those were, I think, as much about selling Brown as about doing any kind of meaningful screening on our part. Not sure anything happened in them to affect decisions.
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Dan Hirschman 13h
Replying to @EthelMickey @ASAnews
A second sort is the more immediately instrumental reaching out to with folks in departments that are hiring to try to get them to hire you. My sense is that for many kinds of jobs, this does not matter much. (There are big exceptions, like post-docs!)
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Dan Hirschman 13h
Replying to @EthelMickey @ASAnews
There's a slow-burn substantive sort of building your network of people doing similar work at other places, and that's super important professionally and intellectually. Maybe a way to recover it is to reach out to try to schedule 1-1 Zooms in lieu of coffees that would happen?
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