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Excerpts from "'America’s Post-Pandemic Geography' - Covid-19 is transforming all types of communities, from big cities to suburbs to rural areas" - from the Summer 2021 Issue of @CityJournal - by @Richard_Florida & @joelkotkin. A #Thread.

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1. "The #Pandemic will pass...But in geographic terms, today’s Covid-precipitated crises may well prove to be the most transformative event that #America has experienced since the great migration to the suburbs after World War II."
2. "....centrifugal forces pull some people out of #Cities: families seek more #Affordable space, backyards, and access to better schools. With the wider scope of choice that #RemoteWork affords, some are casting their nets wider and moving farther afield..."
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#USA is a free democracy, #India is a "partly free" democracy
#FOE Japan is a free democracy, India is a partly free democracy: Compare the ratio of critical/unfavorable articles, to favorable articles, in the top 3 news sources in Japan & India respectively, to find which press is freer! #SciMe 1st data, 2nd Analysis, 3rd Policy/views!🧐🤔
3/demo #Majoritarianism & freedom: Compare treatment of minorities in USA(non-christian), Japan(Korean etc) & India (Muslims): In particular plot over 70yrs th % of minority pop on same graph & compare decadal changes[summarizes it's discrimination(in cntry) & opportunities(ROW)]
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TONIGHT 5:30pm: I am observing the #SanFrancisco #Police Commission for @lwvsf on this thread. 📢Big Change to the agenda: PUBLIC COMMENT will now open the meeting! How to join:… Round image. Top two thirds red. Bottom two thirds white. Lo
The meeting hasn’t started yet, but it looks like all are present in Webex: President @MaliaCohen, VP Cindy Elias, @DJYBG, @HamasakiLaw, Petra Dejesus. Also present are @SFPDChief Scott & @SF_DPA Department of Police Accountability Executive Director @PaulHendersonSF.
While we’re waiting, here’s the agenda:… and the supporting documents:….
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China has learned from its experience in striving for modernization the importance of #openness and #cooperation in pushing forward #reform and #development. It is also what makes China as it is today.
Guided by a win-win strategy of #openingup, China has been one of the best-performing economies in the improvement of business environment for the past two years.
Going forward, China will continue to pursue a higher level of opening-up across the board, share more benefits with the world, and contribute to global recovery through its own #development.
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This is a #revolutionary #reform of the #agriculture #sector, which will help farmers and hurt middle men & their political partners who share in monopoly rents. I have observed hints of this rent seeking in decision process of the Committee of Secretaries on prices!
2/ru Don't let vested interests mislead u by red herring of Usery (which is banned since 1918). That's a separate issue which was addressed by bank nationalization, DFIs, setting up of NBFCs and the proliferation of micro finance institutions(MFIs… )
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The #deficit #myth #deficitmyth by @StephanieKelton #MMT modern monetary theory
Myth N. 1: The #state should budget like a #household
#RealityCheck : unlike a household, a #SovereignNation, which owns its national #centralbank, issues the #currency it spends
Myth N. 2: #deficit is evidence of #overspending
#RealityCheck: look to #inflation for evidence of over spending
The purpose of #taxes is not to pay for #government expenditures but to help rebalancing the #wealth distribution #MMT
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1/n The foundation of #सामाजिकन्याय is based on the urge to treat all human beings as equal. #Tweet4Bharat

Img src : vocal
2/n The Nyāya Sūtras of Gotama focusing on knowledge and logic devided in five books.
1 - 16 categories of..
2 - Means & Object of..
3 - Intellect or Nature of..
4 - Rise of true..
5 - Balancing of Knowledge
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#China still enjoys huge space for #reform to unleash the potential of economic growth. It may as well explore new growth drivers by establishing pilot reform zones:…
Faced with mounting uncertainties and diverged understandings of future economic growth, pressing ahead with reforms by building pilot reform zones remains an effective way that could avoid aggravating conflicts and incurring high costs of failures.
An important step in China’s reform&opening-up is the building of Hainan pilot free trade zone with unique positioning & experimenting purposes. China could launch similar plans in different cities with different positionings, each targeting a specific field of reform.
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Durch #Schwarzarbeit in Deutschland fließen jedes Jahr Milliarden am #Fiskus vorbei. Der #Staat bekommt das Problem nicht in den Griff. Warum? Das zeigt @BR_Recherche. Thread!
Zuständig ist die „Finanzkontrolle #Schwarzarbeit“. Für @BR_Recherche haben wir u.a. mit 30 #FKS-Insidern gesprochen. Sie sagen: „Die IT ist eine Katastrophe.“ / „Ich mache Prüfungen ohne Sinn und Verstand.“ / „Die #FKS war von Anfang an eher eine Showveranstaltung.“
Der #FKS fehlt z.B. Personal. Über 1.000 Stellen waren im März nicht besetzt. Wohin das führt, erleben wir bei einer Baustellen-Kontrolle der FKS München. Mutmaßliche #Schwarzarbeiter können abhauen, erzählt uns der Einsatzleiter.
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My statement against the recent @fisheriesSOM press release.

What is wrong? Why we must create the change we want to see? We have done so much talking.. It's time for reform, action, and transparency.

Official documents proofs that -a thread
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Fascinating speech by @michaelgove:… at the US #DitchleyFoundation: this evening.

(Ditchley's list of Governors:… makes it quite clear all references to "#elites" in his speech are with a nod and a wink...)
No sackcloth and ashes, nor any real acceptance of #responsibility by the (now) Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, despite a pretty accurate description 👇 of what's happened - in large part - during his time in Government... Image
A grand, arguably grandiose, framing that feints at (but ultimately falls short of promising) a new #NewDeal, on #FDR's #Democratic model.

Themes we've heard time and again: locating the business of Gov't outside the Westminster/Whitehall #bubble; #reform (24 references) and...
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"Shallow displays of solidarity... represent the insidious drive to gaslight us into apathy, to bury violence beneath a fleeting veil of showy concern."

"It’s the ultimate abusive relationship: the people and the state..."

by @ActivistEleanor… #protest
#DC cop wears a #facemask bearing the words, #ICantBreathe…still.”
Photo by @ActivistEleanor is an example of #StruggleTheater, where people in power are #Gaslighting us into feeling like will make systemic changes to #policing… #protests #PoliceBrutality Image
#BlackLivesMatter painted on the street means nothing when "DC’s newly proposed budget seeks a 3.3 percent increase in the #MPD budget, totaling $578 million plus $5 million for a new DC jail."…

#PoliceReform #PoliceBrutalityPandemic #PoliceBrutality Image
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Thumper Alert!!

Mayor Bob O'Dekirk of Joliet, IL

Who is this you may ask?
Spoiler: He is a potentially corrupt mayor and formerly abusive cop!!!

Make this go viral! #Joliet #PoliceReform #BlackLivesMatter #PoliceBrutality #protests2020

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Mayor Bob O'Dekirk said he was suspended a "couple of times" yet there is no record of his suspensions to be found in his personnel file according to Deputy Police Darrell Gavin
Same Deputy Darrell Gavin who was a police officer with Robert "Bob" O'Dekirk when he a police officer??…
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Thread by @isabelrodbar: Are SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence estimates biased?…

The Great Stagnation—or Decline and Fall? - Intercollegiate Studies Institute: Think. Live Free.…

#civilization #fall #decline
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1/Military intervention makes the situation far worse, exactly what CORRUPT agents wish!
It's a normal psychological reaction after long time unreasonable house-confinement (intentional fear&panic) by few governors that added to this tragedy
@POTUS @VP @marklevinshow @seanhannity
2/It was predictable, people got tired, frustrated& desperate because of a political decision that destroyed their lives for NOTHING (businesses, simple entertainment& pleasure, social connections …)
For few months, utmost mental& financial stresses were intentionally imposed Image
3/on people then an unforgivable mistake ignited the inflammation under ashes. NOW people feel freedom after nonsense restrictions
It’s normal response.
The goal is to separate ordinary people from CORRUPT-agents-backed MOBS who taking advantage of peaceful protest.
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1- I took a quick look at the agricultural sector section in the government recovery plan and had some general comments. Perhaps @MouhanedD @RizkCharbel @GhenaHariri @RitaJalkh @MalekRobert can have a thorough reading & discuss it
2-the strategy and the action plan are very broad with no concrete content.
a) the plan doesn’t consider the need to revisit the already existing trade agreement and negotiate more favorable terms to support exports.
3- b) The plan doesn’t mention how to deal with smuggling and dumping the Lebanese market with cheaper agricultural products from Syria and other countries
c) "reaping the benefits of legalization of cannabis", music to my ears but how exactly are u going to do that? 🤷‍♀️
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Thread. 1. Reposting these images now with the title
"Iowa Math is the #NewMath." In my original post I called these #RoundingErrors. But they are not errors. This is exactly the way the Iowa Democratic Party wants the votes to be counted. #IowaCaucus
2. From my post: "Because of the way the math was done at the caucuses, many precincts wound up with an extra delegate that got 'assigned' to one of the candidates at the end of the caucus. We were able to look at worksheets from 18 precincts that were posted on Twitter." #Iowa
3. "We found a strange process where numbers below .5 were being rounded up in multiple precincts. 6 of the precincts (1/3) had the unusual 'rounding up.' Of the 6 precincts with the "rounding up" - 4 were given to Buttigieg, 2 to Biden, and 1 to Warren. #IowaCaucuses #NewMath
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Post vom #Finanzamt.

Ich soll einen Fragebogen zu meiner #Sexarbeit ausfüllen. Ich habe Fragen dazu und rufe an.

Habe das Aktenzeichen noch nicht zuende aufgesagt, da bricht am anderen Ende der Leitung schallendes Gelächter aus.

Ich: Darf ich fragen, warum Sie lachen?
Herr X aus dem #Finanzamt: (kichert weiter) Ach, nur so.

Ich: Nur so? Was meinen Sie damit?

Herr X: (beruhigt sich langsam) Na, ich erinnere mich noch an den "Fall".

Ich: Achja? Was ist denn der "Fall"?

Herr X: Uns im Finanzamt XY war bislang nicht bekannt, (...)
Herr X: ...dass Sie einem #Prostitutionsgewerbe nachgehen. Das hat uns soeben erst das Finanzamt YZ aus ihrem vorigen Wohnbezirk mitgeteilt.

Im Laufe des Gesprächs stellt sich heraus, dass der offensichtliche Grund für die Belustigung von Herr X die Tatsache ist, (...)
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1. Zhang Chenghui, CF40 invited guest and researcher of the DRC, said that, after China’s accession to the WTO at the end of 2001, financial openness of this time symbolizes another major institutional reform and opening-up in the past 18 years.… Image
2. "By removing restrictions and implementing #NT principle, foreign #financial institutions will compete with their local counterparts in a real sense. Some small and medium-sized institutions (esp. securities brokers and insurance companies) will first feel the pressure."
3. “in addition to challenges imposed on products and talents, the #financial #openness also requires a higher-level institutional reform. How to build a level playing field? How to effectively regulate the illegal arbitrage brought by the increasingly connected global markets?"
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2 key areas that Huang Yiping highlights in #China’s #market-oriented #reform:

1. #Interestrate liberalization
The government has been pushing #banks to lend more to private enterprises, while asking them to lower the lending rates, which can be very counterproductive.
As #SMEs are high-risk by nature, they should be charged with higher interest rates. What the government is pushing for is a mission impossible. Image
2. #Financial #innovation
Online #lending could possibly solve the problem. A good example is MYbank under #AntFinancial. They have 377 people in Hangzhou headquarter, but in one year they served 5 million customers and #SMEs relying on the mobile terminal and #bigdata analysis.
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When #China began economic reform in 1978, it had only one financial institution - #PBOC. Today, China has a gigantic financial sector. However, the degree of #financial repression remains high and the government continues to intervene in the financial system extensively.
It shows in the Financial Repression Index (FRI) that China’s #FRI dropped from 1.0 to 0.6 during the last 40 years. These confirm that #China made important progress in market-oriented #financial #reform. Image
But the pace of liberalization is very slow. In 2015, China’s FRI ranked among the highest out of the 130 economies from which data could be obtained.

By Huang Yiping on the 8th CF40-@PIIE Economists Symposium.
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2 main reasons why #China’s #financial #reform has become an urgent task:

1. a lot more domestic complaints about the financial sector: it doesn’t support the real economy, #SMEs #funding difficulties, etc.

By Huang Yiping on the 8th CF40-@PIIE Economists Symposium.
2. external complaints, which sometimes show up in the discussions of the #trade dispute. Americans often complain that #Chinese #SOEs compete unfairly with foreign companies with access to subsidy, #credit or funding, which put others at a disadvantage.
3 evidences that explain why we suddenly worry more about the financial sector than before:
1. incremental capital-output ratio (ICOR) in #China has been rising rapidly. The ratio was 3.5 in 2007, and it rose to 6.3 in 2015. Image
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