Writer and editor, Slow Boring. Senior Fellow, Niskanen Center. Bloomberg columnist. Vaxxed and relaxed. These tweets are worth what you pay for them.

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Joined July 2008
Replying to @conorsen
A problem that solves itself!
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This is a detour from the main argument of the piece but peer review does seem like a really odd idea if the goal is to advance new frontiers in knowledge. experimentalhistory.substack…
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Here’s a piece actually focused on that topic — it’s odd to take up a lot of very skilled people’s time on a practice whose benefits are so questionable. liamkofibright.com/uploads/4…
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This @DKElections map shows that the 1916 Manhattan House map had some *very* small districts.
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New definitely-not-a-conspiracy-theory just dropped
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Separate from the policy details (which are mostly good, just limited in their impact) I do think it's significant to see the White House embracing @KAErdmann Thought after years when the conventional wisdom was dominated by "housing bubble" stuff. whitehouse.gov/briefing-room…
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Technically, yes, I did see The Northman recently. But more to the point last fall I read an edited volume on the Proto-Indo-Europeans and I assume Robert Eggers also read the thing in here about transforming into wolves. amazon.com/dp/B07W7Z8J2L/ref…
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How it started / How it’s going
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Decomposing goods vs services, people have more "stuff" now than ever before and service consumption has recovered to pre-pandemic levels.
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Household financial well-being reached an all-time high last year — seems like a big deal! federalreserve.gov/newsevent…
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Denmark tried to specifically match refugees with local labor shortages (including providing training) and it worked pretty well. nber.org/papers/w29781
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The stilted artifice of the “trolley problem” vs an actual policy question about rail transit safety. slowboring.com/p/understandi…
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Academics can get overly precious about their citations but the point is that the NYT explicitly claimed nobody has ever done this before — if that’s not true then they shouldn’t have said it!
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I’m obsessed with European interpretations of Tex-Mex cuisine.
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Now here’s some technology I haven’t seen in a while
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Nothing beats a good municipal water feature on a hot day
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