Writes about economics, tweets about rabbits. Check out my Substack and sign up for the free email list: noahpinion.substack.com

San Francisco, CA
Joined April 2011
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Researchers have known for decades that lead poisoning damages brains and worsens crime, but millions of Americans still drink contaminated water every day. Here’s how we can fix that. worksinprogress.co/issue/bur…
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Former U.S. President Barack β€œBased” Obama on zoning and NIMBYism: β€œthe most liberal communities in the country aren’t that liberal when it comes to affordable housing”
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Gay people very very very VERY obviously won rights by coming out and getting their families and neighbors to come around on gay issues bc they actually knew a gay person. It was like integration on turbo mode. That’s what shifted public opinion.
Did gay people ultimately win rights through the Stonewall riots, or through a political alliance with the Democratic Party, starting at the local level in liberal cities and eventually succeeding nationally?
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DISINFLATION ALERT
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Republicans and Democrats should agree to pack the Court together. If there were 27 justices instead of 9, each single justice would have less importance, and so there would be fewer high-stakes partisan battles over appointments going forward.
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I've been saying "pack the Court", but the truth is that the Dems will almost certainly not have the votes to do this unilaterally anytime soon. So both parties should agree to pack the Court going forward, to make justice appointments less of a flashpoint.
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Even if Dems lose these midterms because of inflation, Dobbs has given Dems a real, popular, substantive cause that they'll be able to organize around for decades.
Vague statements can be mystifying. But the bigger picture is that a groundswell against the Dobbs decision is pushing elected Dems to more focused stands. Friendly pressure is already getting the job done. Just needs to be sustained and intensified.
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Which is better?
37% The Orville
63% Star Trek: SNW
318 votes β€’ Final results
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Guy who doesn't have a problem with Trump's attempt to overturn a free and fair election but who is terrified at the prospect of going back to the filibuster rules of 1960
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All of this is just an incredibly expensive and risky way to bet on Bitcoin's price going up
This is incredible. A centralized yield service, CoinFLEX, gave a $47m uncollateralized loan to someone who can't pay it right now. To fund other customers' withdrawals, they are now turning his debt into a token and selling it to people, offering 20% APY on it. Amazingly degen.
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@ojblanchard1 : "we’re not yet in danger of a regime shift in inflation expectations; that would take several years; a 3% is a better long-term inflation target than 2%. if we get down to 3%, there will not be much appetite to force #inflation even lower"
In which I sit down and talk to the great @ojblanchard1 about inflation, supply and demand, interest rates, profits, and more! noahpinion.substack.com/p/vi…
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"Contrary to lay expectations, people who have successfully achieved upward social mobility may, in fact, be less sensitive to the plight of the poor than those born into privilege." journals.sagepub.com/doi/ful…
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Enjoyed this @palladiummag piece on why we can’t build anymore. This closely aligns with things we have found in our ongoing transit costs work. The major issues re: diminished in-house capacity and nimbyism have slowed schedules and increased costs palladiummag.com/2022/06/09/…
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