Matthew Yglesias

Matthew Yglesias


10x tweeter. AirBNB Superhost. Dad. Chief Neoliberal Shill, 2019. The Weeds podcast. Proud owner of a non-conforming garage. Vox co-founder.

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Outside of the microchip/car situation (which admittedly is a big deal) the overall “supply chain” did an impressive job of coping with surging demand for goods.

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Contra the econimbys and bird enthusiasts, the heavy land use requirements of renewables aren’t a good reason not to build them. But they are a reason to see upside potential in nuclear as a source of zero-carbon energy.

Invitation Homes explains that they seek out locations that they anticipate will have population and income growth that is not matched by new supply.

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Austria voluntarily declared itself permanently neutral and unilaterally foreswore membership in any military alliance in 1955. Then in a separate and unrelated turn of events also in 1955 the USSR agreed to the Austrian State Treaty and withdrew occupation forces.

Obviously for a democracy to agree to permanent neutrality as a concession to a foreign power would be unacceptable, and for the USA to endorse a solution like that would be appeasement so it was lucky for everyone that there was no quid pro quo just two unilateral moves.

Interestingly even though the treaty was signed on May 15, 1955 the allied troops didn’t actually leave the country until October 25, 1955 and then parliament made this unilateral neutrality declaration on October 26 and October 26 is now Austria’s national holiday.

I worry sometimes that the more fast paced and competitive media environment that exists today has made it harder for certain kinds of disputes to be resolved through happy coincidences.

I don’t think I said anything about Ukraine, just an interesting historical fact I learned recently

We should have tried to organize more scandals back in January/February 2021 where rich and powerful people got caught using their influence to skip the line on vaccinations, just to clarify to everyone that life-saving medicine is in fact highly desirable.

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The fact that Trump’s DC hotel is apparently no longer profitable now that it can’t be used as a vehicle for bribing the president of the United States seems like something that once upon a time would have been considered noteworthy.

If exercise works, how come the medical establishment says you have to do it day after day, week after week, year after year? It’s not about health, it’s about control. Wake up.

The impulse to turn Omicron into a vaccine equity morality tale is blasting through the reality that in South Africa (like the USA!) the constraint on vaccination is demand not supply; they were literally turning away doses earlier this week.

Manchin is much more progressive than anyone else who is going to win elections in West Virginia any time soon. If you don't like depending on him, the answer is to find ways to win seats in states like NC, FL, TX, IA, and OH that Trump won twice but by less comical margins.

64,000 likes for a proposal to give everyone $23 bucks in lieu of working for two weeks?

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Just refueled the car and it cost slightly less than it did a few weeks ago — thanks, Joe Biden who personally controls the global price of oil!

Trying not to wade too deep into the poisoned well of Rittenhouse Discourse, but a number of people I follow seem to believe the people he shot were Black which I think says something about the level of engagement with the specifics of the case.

A real disease in this country is people comfortably ensconced in the top five or ten percent of the income and status distribution insisting on painting themselves, personally, as the victims of the various inequities in American life.

Gonna be a busy final week of the year I guess

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The whole thing where a chip shortage reducing the volume of new car production led to soaring prices for used cars seems like it might contain some lessons for housing policy.

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