Jordan Weissmann

Jordan Weissmann


Writing about economics and public policy for Slate. I auto-delete tweets and block jerks. Hit me up: jordan . weissmann @ https://t.co/XZd456t4yn

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RT @jaycaspiankang : I dont have any issue w this but I do find it emblematic of something that Berkeley has schools named after MLK, Malcol…

Looking at the latest Omicron from SA has made me decide to go out to a bar tonight before that becomes a potentially bad idea again.

Definitely sounds like the market is dominated by a handful of whales. (Or apes, whatever)

We should honestly stop calling it the great resignation. It’s more like the great job hop.

@DKThomp  @besttrousersE  @MattBruenigmployment  among 55-64 is recovering pretty fast right now, so I’m not even sure there’s much early retirement going on

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I feel like shorting Buzzfeed would be a reasonable way to hedge against working in digital media in theory, except almost nobody in digital media has enough money to go around making short bets.

With de Blasio's new vax mandate, I decided to check how vaccination was going among city workers. The answer: Pretty well. 94% are now vaxxed, according to the mayor's office, including 93% of FDNY and 87% of NYPD (up from 58% and 70% in Oct, respectively.) Mandates work!

One thing Larry Summers said in February that turned out to be extremely wrong: "We all mostly expect that we will put COVID in the rearview mirror by the end of 2021..." (A lot of us got this wrong).

@mattyglesias  It’s not exactly surprising to me that the UMC feels put upon and precarious in a country that invented the concept of surprise medical bills and where it’s entirely normal to be paying down student debt and day care fees at the same time.

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So, I highly recommend reading @Patrick_Wyman 's essay on the American gentry—about how power and wealth in most of this country isn't held by billionaires, but local millionaires. It's all around excellent. And I want to offer a little chaser.

The idea that the estate tax is the issue that could make or break Democrats in rural America is just beyond laughable at this point

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Went jogging by the Covid memorial on the mall. It’s pretty overwhelming.

Between the Fed scandals/Senators trading stocks/judges overseeing cases where they have a financial conflict reported by the WSJ…we have a serious ethics problem at the top of the US government.

Schatz and Murphy with an appropriate response.

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This is good. And once again, if Republicans want to complain, 10 of them should show up with an offer they would be willing to pass.

The fact that David Brooks, Tom Friedman, and Maureen Dowd are still drawing a paycheck from the NYT at a moment of mass pay cuts and furloughs across media is just deeply depressing.

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