Noah Smith ?

Noah Smith ?


Bloomberg Opinion writer. Recovering neoliberal shill and aspiring anime fan. Occasionally posts about rabbits.

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This study finds that share buybacks are NOT associated with lower business investment, as many people claim.

Disclaimer: I am posting this article out of sheer reflexive Warren-shilling.

IMO the 2000s and early 2010s were the golden age of sitcoms. Parks & Rec Arrested Development The Office (UK and US versions) Scrubs Community Party Down 30 Rock The IT Crowd Curb Your Enthusiasm Silicon Valley ...probably a bunch more I'm not thinking of...

What presidents should Xi Jinping want most and least? 1. Biden - instinctually pro-China, too ineffectual to prosecute a trade war 2. Sanders - anti-trade but also probably a little pro-China 3. Trump 4. Warren - economic patriotism + much smarter than Trump

How Republicans managed to convince themselves that Hispanic votes weren't worth going after, simply because Democrats tend to win a majority of Hispanic votes, is utterly beyond me.

Trump has spent twice as much bailing out farmers from a trade war he started than Obama spent bailing out automakers from a recession he didn't start.

The First Law of Twitter is that any silly thing that can be said on Twitter, will eventually be said on Twitter. (via @quantian1 )

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Me: Sigh, why do people enjoy saying extremist stuff on Twitter Also me: Intelligent alien life already exists on Earth, and we mostly just breed it and slaughter it for food

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15 years ago, the internet was an escape from the real world. Now, the real world is an escape from the internet.

I swear to God, the sight of people with deadly diseases crowdfunding their health care is the most dystopian thing about America right now.

Most countries: The govt gives you health care. America: You frantically call the govt to beg for the right to continue to buy health care.

This about sums up the Republican party right now.

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Japanese poor people do everything right - they get a job, avoid violence, don't do drugs, and don't have kids out of wedlock - and yet they're still poor. This suggests that poverty is NOT mainly caused by bad behavior.

This headline should read: "Americans who dress up as clowns outnumber clowns who dress up as Americans"

You read about the Trail of Tears, the Japanese internment, etc. in your history classes. You read about all the countries where the government threw people into camps en masse, and you wondered, "How could it happen? How could people allow that to happen?" Well, now you know.

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