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David Roth memorably described the job of neoliberal economists as finding "new ways to say 'actually, your boss is right.'" Not just bosses: economists are a bulwark against obvious answers to our worst agonies: wages, education, health and shelter:…

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If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:…

How can we solve the student debt crisis? Well, we could cancel student debt and regulate the price of education, either directly or through free state college.

How can we solve America's heath-debt crisis? We could cancel health debt and create #MedicareForAll.

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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Iowa's starvation strategy; The Red Team Blues tour; Red Team Blues Chapter One, part three; and more!

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Tomorrow (Apr 21), I'm speaking in #Chicago at the @StiglerCenter's #Antitrust and #Competition Conference:…

This weekend (Apr 22/23), I'm at the @latimes #Bookfest:…

Iowa's starvation strategy: Maybe the cruelty IS the point?

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#Trams were once the backbone of #Seoul's #publictransit system. The 1st launched on #Buddha's Bday in 1899 by Gojung, & the last ran Nov 30, 1968. The network was greatly expanded in the colonial era, & recently track laid in 1927 was uncovered in front of #Gyeongbukgung Palace ImageImageImageImage
This track was in use till ‘66 & buried during the construction of a pedestrian underpass at Sejongro. Seoul’s bulldozer’ Mayor Kim Hyon-ok was responsible for the trams’ demise. The cars were outdated, replacement + track repair was too costly, & the system disrupted traffic. ImageImageImageImage
Track was laid in the middle of the road, which made boarding a nuisance and forced all traffic to a standstill. In its final year, #tram ridership also dropped significantly even as the gov’t barred operators from increasing fares to maintain affordable service 4 passengers ImageImageImageImage
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“We’re basically going back to everyone who criticized us for the long period of Moving Forward and saying, ‘Yeah you were right, you really can’t trust us to do what we say we’re going to do with our plans,'” @SamAustinD5

Story @zwoodford. #PublicTransit…
The cte. heard from @ATU_508 Prez Shane O'Leary on those staffing issues. He told councillors transit operators are burnt out, underpaid, and unappreciated.

“Our city needs transit and transit is not being treated like it’s needed." #ATU @atu_canada
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If you aren't tuning in yet to @VigilForHD16 introducing a phenomenal bill at #colorado #legislativesession ✨HB23-1101 - Ozone Season Transit Grant Program Flexibility ✨ #CleanAir #publictransit #ClimateJustice is important

@baconforco discusses the bill as well - who represents D7, and how much transit has mattered to #students #youngpeople and #workingparents and how much #CleanAir matters to her constituents #copolitics

Follow the bill!🔥
@VigilForHD16 gives us a lesson on group level o-zone - "which is a combination of heat and toxins, and they mostly come from oil and gas operations - and then transportation is the next big one" #copolitics

Fantastic point Rep. #ClimateJustice
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"#Emergence, #SelfOrganization, & #Complexity"

🧵 In today's SFI Seminar, Visiting Scholar @cgershen presents the second in his series of talks on core concepts in #ComplexSystems science, streaming now:

"In high school #physics class you are taught that with the initial conditions of a system, you can predict its future states. In #complexity, this is not means #reductionism is not appropriate, #Platonism is not appropriate..."
- @cgershen
"You can see a layer of circuits computing something. What is it computing? Itself. In a 248x248 array, you can program the #GameOfLife inside the game of life. Computers allow us to explore #Complexity, and it's no surprise complexity became a science in the 1980s."
- @cgershen
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1/ Rising gas prices: The perfect opportunity for @MetrobusTransit to have @Joanne_NL @SeamusORegan coordinate with @TownofCBS @townofparadise @CityofStJohns @Mount_Pearl to get #parknride and #publictransit across the Metro region. #nltraffic #nlpoli #design709 ImageImage
2/ In all reality, a dependable public transit system could alleviate traffic in @TownofCBS, reduce car dependency, actually help with GHG reduction, and save constituents money. @DarrinBent @ShelleyMoores79 @AndreaGosse @mjhardynl @JoshBarrettCBS thoughts? Image
/3 The fact that we have no wide urban transit system is abhorrent. We dedicate nearly all transportation to personal vehicles, leaving a large chunk of the population venerable to small fluctuations in #gasprices. Also with no alternative option, it's own a car or poverty.
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Taking the #Cowichan Valley Commuter to #Victoria & back is going to cost you $20 a day.

It only runs in the early morning & evening. It runs 1.5 hours before school starts - no good for parents.

25k cars drive the Malahat per day. This is a policy failure. 1/ #bcpoli #Transit
For the vast majority of people, a car is the only option to get between #Cowichan and #Victoria. This is one example of what is clear for many communities: transit is neither affordable nor accessible for many British Columbians. 2/ #bcpoli #PublicTransit
Premier @jjhorgan told BCers to use BC’s “sophisticated public transit systems, if (gas) prices become too unaffordable in the short-term.”

I asked Minister of Transportation @Rob_Fleming if he considers the cost of the #Cowichan Valley Commuter bus to be affordable? 3/ #bcpoli
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@ThatSeanKeenan @AtlantaMagazine since i was not asked for my answers; here they are:
@ThatSeanKeenan @AtlantaMagazine #1-"the cop one"
unlike most mayoral candidates contending in this race; i believe in the abolition of our policing institutions. we can build a safety department which doesn't wield any lethal power(power no state should hold btw) #AbolishThePolice
@ThatSeanKeenan @AtlantaMagazine #2-"the crime one"
most crime is not a something we should fight from the top down but eliminate from the bottom up via assuring a society where needs are provided for; acts of desperation will be drastically reduced..
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THREAD: Today FCM released Building Back Better Together, our recommendations to build a better Canada—now and post-COVID—by combining the unique strengths of our municipal and federal orders of governments. #cdnmuni #cdnpoli
Our plan builds on our federal-partnership to create jobs, promote equality and tackle #ClimateChange. It empowers municipalities to lead recovery on the ground. #cdnmuni #cdnpoli
#COVID19 is exposing longstanding inequalities. We’ve seen disproportionate impacts on Indigenous, Black + racialized Canadians. And the pandemic has been very hard on people experiencing homelessness + mental illness. #cdnmuni #cdnpoli
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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This section deals with Investing in the Engines of #JobCreation Only one party has a specific plan for rebuilding the great American #MiddleClass. ..the other has a loyalty pledge to a con man whose lies cost so many American lives. 1/12
Democrats believe the #COVID19 pandemic, and President Trump’s recession, demand unprecedented, transformational federal investments to create family-sustaining and union jobs. 2/12 #DemPartyPlatform
#Democrats believe that the world’s richest nation should have the world’s best infrastructure system. That’s why we will invest in resilient, sustainable, and inclusive #infrastructure. 3/12 #DemPartyPlatform
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#ICYMI: I was proud to speak in support of the #FairShareAmendment at last week’s Constitutional Convention, a joint session of the @MA_Senate & House. It received enormous support, with 75% of legislators voting to advance the proposal. #mapoli

The revenues that would be raised by the #FairShareAmendment are needed to increase funding for our #PublicSchools, make #PublicHigherEducation more affordable for students and families, and fix our state’s crumbling roads, bridges and #PublicTransit. #mapoli
The #FairShareAmendment, which asks our wealthiest households earning more than $1 million annually to pay slightly higher taxes, is the fairest way to make the investments that our #Commonwealth badly needs. #mapoli
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I sometimes feel @georgialibs don't get enough high quality, academic press #history & #sociology books. Using the GA Pines automated system, people who are members of participating libraries can get a number of very good books which have recently come to my attention.
"The oldest living things in the world" by Rachel Sussman…. This photo essay book is a beautiful, mind-expanding paean to our biosphere. (I realize this is a #science #ecology book)
"Talking to my daughter about the economy, or, how capitalism works-- and how it fails" by Yanis Varoufakis @yanisvaroufakis…
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Crumbling concrete, leaking roofs, and busted elevators: the state of the T… via @BostonGlobe
The dilapidated state of our #PublicTransit #infrastructure is unacceptable. We shouldn't accept the idea that the #MBTA management has to choose between improving service and upgrading facilities. We have to do both: good public transit is vital for our communities.

This is why I have announced plans to revive the #FairShareAmendment. It is the most progressive way to significantly increase investment in the MBTA & other infrastructure. We must continue to explore other funding sources to meet the immediate needs of our transportation system
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