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On my podcast, I read my @Medium column, "Ideas Lying Around," describing a #TheoryOfChange for unrigging markets, addressing the climate emergency, building worker power and saving news publishers from #BigTech:…

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What is this amazing theory of change, that can do so much to right the world's wrongs? Fittingly, it's the same theory of change that got us into this mess. It's #MiltonFriedman's theory of change.

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Kurzer Thread, weil das jetzt einfach sein muss.

#Söder von der #CSU tritt heute in #Erding gemeinsam mit der #AfD an einer Aktion gegen die Umsetzung des EU-Beschluss zum vorziehen des Verbots von Öl- und Gasheizungen von 2025 auf 2024 auf.

Und wird ausgebuht. 😁👍
Schauen wir uns die Vorgeschichte an.

Das hier waren die Bilder aus den Tweets der #CSU
(Achtung, jetzt wird es heftig)
Die #CSU hat am 30.06.2011 und 01.06.2011 mit überwältigender Mehrheit für den Atomausstieg gestimmt.… ImageImage
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: How to save the new from Big Tech; and more!

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How to save the new from Big Tech: Four prescriptions from EFF.

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Diese Tweets von #Merz haben ja eine Menge Aufmerksamkeit bekommen. Ein wesentlicher Aspekt ist allerdings untergegangen - ein Thread 🧵
1/n Friedrich Merz & @ Friedric...
Merz bedient hier - on point - die Interessen derjenigen, die bei einer Folgenabschätzung zu dem Ergebnis kommen, dass sie der Klimawandel weniger schaden wird, als die Maßnahmen zur Abmilderung. Denn es stimmt: Für die Merzens, #Lindner|s, #Scholz, für Blackrock,
KKR, die Auftraggeber von #Eike, für RWE und Vattenfall steht die Katastrophe nicht unmittelbar bevor. ES SEI DENN, die Decarbonisierung würde ernsthaft betrieben. Dann ist die Rechnung einfach: Decarbonisierung macht ihr Geschäftsmodell kaputt. Klimawandel macht ihr
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My latest @locusmag column is "The Swivel-Eyed Loons Have A Point," about all the ways that I agree with the Right's paranoid fringe, whom I mostly *disagree* with:…

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The impetus for the article was a widely reported, bizarre protest against the plan to create a #15MinuteCity in Oxford, England.

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Where I grew up in the Mon Valley, our air is so dirty we have some of the worst pollution in the country causing childhood asthma, emphysema & COPD

I know firsthand that health justice = climate justice

I'm fighting for a Green New Deal so kids in my community can *live*🌎🧵 ImageImage
Four years ago, the people came together to build a multi-racial, multi-generational movement to right the wrongs of environmental racism and demand clean air and water, worker power, union jobs, lower costs and a liveable future for everyone . 2/…
The people know damn well that for this country to be a place where everyone can thrive, we CANNOT let corporate polluters pump toxins into any more Black, brown and poor communities on the backs of taxpayers. 3/…
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The problem with western central banks is their obsession with the outdated Taylor Rule. They don’t know what else to do, but by slavishly following the rule that can make serious misjudgements in the timing, speed and extent of interest rises.
Another problem for western, inflation-obsessed central banks, is that they tend to focus on one instrument of policy, when a mix is much better, including fiscal and regulatory policies, especially for #NetZero
The crucial aim for policy today is to protect the vulnerable from the #CostOfLivingCrisis , by strong fiscal stimulus focused on deprived areas, promoting the #GreenNewDeal supported by monetary policies of low interest rates for green investments.
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After a lost decade where economic mismanagement has led to the biggest squeeze in living standards for generations, the Chancellor had two big jobs to do: insulate people from the cost of living crisis and jump start the economy to reverse the decline in living standards. 1/8
He bottled both! And the result is a projected 5.7 fall in real incomes in the next 2 years. With the poorest families being hit the hardest 2/8
Nothing to protect the 42% of families who will be unable to afford the essentials like putting food on the table or replacing clothes by 2024, yet a tax cut on pension contributions for the richest. 3/8
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I'm going to use this as a thread on "fun" stuff within the Omnibus appropriations bill. Where to begin?

First, this bill is 4,155 pages long & was released after #Midnight. It's disgusting how Swamp legislators will not even attempt to read the bill's details. 1/
Nancy Pelosi said it best: We have to pass the bill to find out what's in it.

But before the bill passes, I'm going to highlight some things I think are of note or that I think are interesting.

Some GOP Senators are already touting how this bill spends less than @JoeBiden's request. That does not take into consideration the costs associated w/ supplemental appropriations & the PAYGO Waiver.

If & when @USCBO scores this bill, it will likely total $1.9 trillion. 3/
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Thus far, one of the most significant beneficiaries of Matt Taibbi's "Twitter Files" thread has been Matt Taibbi's Twitter account (@mtaibbi), which gained hundreds of followers in the hours and days immediately after the thread.

cc: @ZellaQuixote follow order by creation data plot for @mtaibbi
Based on the hashtags used in their profiles (#MAGA, #KAG, #Trump2024, etc), Taibbi's post-"Twitter Files" followers are almost all right-wing accounts. This is not true of his prior followers, who mostly have left-wing hashtags in their profiles (#BLM, #Resist, #GreenNewDeal). side-by-side hashtag clouds for @mtaibbi's followers gained
Typo: should be "hundreds of thousands", not "hundreds":
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It is a very welcome development that @GretaThunberg used the launch of her new book in October to place responsibility for the climate crisis at the door of capitalism and to call for its overthrow. Image
Greta said that capitalism is "an extreme system built on the exploitation of people and the planet. It is a system defined by colonialism, imperialism and oppression and genocide."
Greta Thunberg's journey from school striker and climate campaigner to support for the anticapitalist left is a journey that can be, and hopefully will be, undertaken by many others in Generation Z.
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Remarkably good economics from @BBCNewsnight Ben Chu. My view is that on the revenue side, the policies should include 1) freezing personal allowances, 2) raising the 45% tax rate to 50% and reduce the level at which it is paid from £150K to £100K,
3) merging income & capital gains tax to income tax allowances and rates, 4) removing #NonDom status, 5) promising immediate action to identify beneficial ownership of UK assets, 6) setup Committees to consider the benefits of #UBI & #WealthTax ,and
7) announce that @hmtreasury will support more transparency & coordination in UK policymaking.
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NEW REPORT: We looked under the hood of G20 countries' international public finance for energy ahead of their Very Big Deadline to #StopFundingFossils.

🧵Here's more on the $55 billion / yr in fossil fuel money we found & how we can stop it 🧵…
GOOD NEWS: Public 💵 for fossils just dropped for the first time, and ~1/3 of this is from action from UK, @EIB, & others.

BAD NEWS: The rest of the drop is (a) just noise, (b) already overturned in early 2022 data, or (c) from worse data availability!…
But there is a growing 🌊 of countries adding more fossil free public finance policies that could mean this trend continues. For this to happen, @OlafScholz, @JustinTrudeau, @POTUS, @ItalyMFA_int need to show up at #COP27 with policies too!…
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Words fail. How, why, & when did our government come to this? Ask Boris Johnson if he has got what he wished for. He has played Eton games with our governance. Lack of political & economic acumen amongst Tory party leaders is astonishing. All their MPs are being held to account.
I blame #Brexit. They, Tory MPs, blame everything else that they can think of: Putin, the war, and even “remainers”! I can’t stop remembering BJ, now apparently sunning himself in the Caribbean, performing as a real politician over his period in office.
In the UK we are living day-by-day though an unprecedented historical unravelling of a Western government. Caused by a combination of external events, a Tory party actively promoting division during political & economic crises, & 12 years of Tory austerity.
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The crisis is upon us. The PM & Chancellor have provoked the interlinked financial markets & the bear has woken, angry & hungry. What should the PM, with power, do? Remove the dart that wounds the beast. Calm & if necessary subdue it. Convene wise & experienced councils.
Combat climate change. But now, today: 1. Replace Kwarteng by Sunak, & cancel #budget2022. It has been an unmitigated disaster, politically & economically. 2. Reappoint a previous respected mandarin to head @hmtreasury to reassure the public & the markets.
3. Convene an open public meeting of the PM, the Chancellor, the Governor @bankofengland , the head of the @OBR_UK & the head of the @TheFCA to further reassure the markets. The turmoil must be stopped urgently before bankruptcies overtake policy. The markets take no prisoners.
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Excellent piece. My view is that economic growth should be driven by the #GreenNewDeal and inequality agenda, but without making GDP growth a target. It is what it is: an ave., flawed but useful.
Priorities should be set, in the UK, by targets of reducing child poverty, alleviating poverty in deprived areas, eradicating the poverty trap, decarbonising the dwelling stock, supporting investment in exportables & renewables, reducing social conflict & modernising our towns.
These targets should be assessed & the instruments (taxes, other fiscal, monetary, regulation) to achieve them considered in the round, because instruments typically have multiple effects, good and bad. This requires proper planning, not the Truss hopes and wishes. E.g. #E3ME .
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1🧵Good morning lads,
do you remember that man in parliament in Germany? That something big is going to happen and that everyone still knows exactly where he was at this moment. My #PrediQtion is: We go back to the #JulianCalendar. Between #Oct4th & #Oct5th (15)
2🧵The original calendar for October 4, 1582. This is the #SWIFT. Q said 10 #darNKess days. He SWITCHED K AND N and that that switch would happen so fast you won't notice. So everyone was already thinking about CERN and that we were all going to walk through the "time machine".
3🧵But we're going back to the original calendar. The Pope then had STOLEN our TIME. Which has confused mankind for hundreds of years. They also say it's going to be #BIBLICAL and gradually it's coming to the surface that this is really the case. In 1582, 10 days disappeared in
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There’s nothing bourgeois about protecting our planet. If fracking returns like Smith wants it won’t take place in Westminster it’ll take place in rural working class areas who will suffer from earthquakes and contaminated water.
The rich with their safehouses in New Zealand won’t suffer as water levels rise; it'll be ordinary GMB members.

Instead of supporting multinational fossil corporations Smith should back a #greennewdeal securing good, high paying futureproof jobs for our members.
There is a plan to retrain and reskill fossil energy workers and secure a just transition. There is no future in fossil energy and there are no jobs on a dead planet.
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So I'm 6 days into Covid, my brain feels like cottage cheese, but I still want to try to say something about this permitting bill & the way that climate politics seems to be shaking out after the fade-away of the #GreenNewDeal.

It's supply-side climate policy and it's bad.

The vision of the #GreenNewDeal was to connect climate policy to a large host of policies that would raise the majority's real income—quite aside from what people would save on clean compared to fossil energy—and thereby win a entrenched constituency for decarbonization.

The idea, as I understood it, was that this broad constituency would arise in addition to whatever vested interests in decarbonization would be developed by establishing clean-energy industries, a climate corps, etc.

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One million US homes are built on floodplains. It would cost $200B to relocate the people who live in them. If we do that, we will save $1T. Those homes are doomed. 1/ A leafy suburb, flooded to the roofline. In the foreground i
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When (not if) people leave them (either before or after floods come), they merely be arriving at a conclusion that is inevitable today.… 3/
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Let’s be clear: this bill isn’t the Green New Deal. It’s not even @POTUS’ Build Back Better. This is the Manchin Climate Plan.

And, with our democracy in decline, the strongest possible version of this bill must pass immediately. A 🧵 on why:
This bill could significantly reduce carbon emissions & open the door to more ambitious legislation. As of now, this bill includes:
-Commitment to 40% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030
-$60 billion for environmental justice program
-Billions of dollars for renewables
The far right is tearing apart our democracy and the future of US politics is grim. This could be our last chance to pass any federal climate policy for some time.

Every step we make towards decarbonizing our economy will save lives.
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1/There’s a lot of stuff here that contradicts a lot of what they’ve been saying re: COVID the last few months. I get the measures being mentioned, but they were all strutting just the other day like they had conquered COVID. A lot of this is empty rhetoric, unfortunately.

2/While a lot of what is being said above is rather empty by most standards, it doesn’t make preventive measures any less effective. Wearing KN95 masks, getting vaccinated [now available to kids], and occasional testing are important. We all have that responsibility. COVID sucks.
3/As for what’s empty—many people have faced issues with COVID testing as of late, with insurance companies and pharmacies like Walgreens attempting to charge the uninsured $100+ for a PCR test. Infrastructure isn’t magically changing to improve ventilation overnight.
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Buen hilo, pero quiero añadir contexto:
1. Biden está acorralado. No es sólo que el senador Manchin haya echado por tierra su agenda climática, es que falta también apoyo republicano y, si intenta cualquier acción ejecutiva (decretos), tendrá al Tribunal Supremo en contra.👇🏽
2. Biden está acorralado (como tantos), por su propia visión crecentista y extractivista de la economía, y una crisis energética que lo tiene suplicando más petróleo a otros países productores, y concediendo innumerables permisos de extracción en casa, más incluso que Trump.
3. Es decir: si hubiera salido adelante el #GreenNewDeal, no sería más que un plan de empleo (renovables, etc.) sin cambios estructurales sustanciales, con +zonas de sacrificio, y sin tener en cuenta el carácter finito del planeta, el #peakoil, la falta de minerales raros, etc.
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Ugh... takes like these from otherwise smart people are nothing new, but they're obviously gonna become a lot more convincing for the next decade.

Short version: The American Empire is not only not in decline, its no where near its peak. (1/11)
The fundamentals: The contiguous territory of the United States is so absurdly advantageous its basically impossible for it to not be the wealthiest and most powerful nation on the planet. RIP @brain4breakfast (2/11)
Now, B4B was quite wrong about US politics, but here's the thing: when your country naturally generates caloric surpluses and can ship goods this cheaply with no risk of invasion, the political system can be anything and you'd still be the wealthiest nation on the planet. (3/11)
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