If you’re all so pro-work why is it that the gift tax exclusion gets bumped up more often than the minimum wage?
You’d think, being pro-work, that you wouldn’t want people to just be GIVEN money for doing NOTHING, and that you would want people to get money for doing SOMETHING.
Sorta feels like if you were PRO WORK you would want to make sure there were strong incentives to working, like getting paid a living wage!
And if we gave families some baseline cash to help take care of needs, it would allow them to be just a little picky about the work they did, so that employers would have to find quality work to tempt them to do it.
Never forget that they do not use the same rhetoric to talk about rich people as they do poor people. Nobody ever talks about how we’re going to force rich people’s kids to work. Nobody ever talks about how we’re going to make millionaires go get a job.
They don’t think that rich people and poor people are the same kind of people, and it shows every day.

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24 Feb
I think it’s highly unlikely that @ISU_Figure will cancel worlds, but I do think they need to—at a minimum—change rules like this. Positive PCR test should be no admission. At all.
You have to weigh the fairness to the skater with the possibility of infecting dozens and dozens of athletes and ruining their careers.
And here’s my thing: I very much believe there are federation(s) who will simply lie and say that a skater has had COVID in the past when faced with a positive PCR test.
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22 Feb
I am so glad that the truth is out. Now what do we do?
Because this isn’t just a “charge the officers” situation. The report says the department was complicit.

No shocker there, but it’s in black and white. What are we doing?
Same PD that tear gassed a peaceful violin vigil without explanation or warning.

The answer better not be training because “training” about the constitutional limits of force is what allowed the investigators to feed deceptive answers to the cops that killed McClain.
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22 Feb
"Under our exciting new plan, your surprise $16,000 bill can be reduced to the low, low price of $765/month for 120 months! If that sounds like too much, don't worry--we offer extended debt peonage opportunities at $420/month for 240 months."
I feel very strongly that absolutely nobody should be signing onto payment plans at the moment.
I suspect these are somewhere along the lines of the rabidly predatory attempts to get someone's next of kin to agree to take responsibility for the debts of the deceased.
Read 5 tweets
21 Feb
Sometimes I google a medical advancement and HeLa just to remind myself what Henrietta Lacks brought us today, and it always leaves me with the feeling that reparations is barely even the beginning of a necessary conversation that we aren’t having.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about:

nature.com/articles/d4158…
This is one of those things that gets put up as a curiosity (or as a “hard cases make bad law”) thing in property/IP classes. I tried to teach it once. The conclusion I came to was that we have set up our classes so that we don’t grapple with the question it presents.
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20 Feb
I think East Asian rep with illustrated covers is very complicated to make sure that the characters don’t read as white to a Western audience.
Exhibit A: The large number of people who think that anime characters are supposed to read as white.
Illustration that reads as East Asian to a white audience can often be stereotypical to the point of cringing. If the book supports inclusion of suggestive cultural themes that will change that, you can use those. BUT not all books do or should have to.
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19 Feb
Hey @ISU_Figure I had a very mild case of COVID late last March. I got back basically all my lung function after a few months but 10 months later, I still haven’t had a period and I have occasional bouts of tachycardia.
I know the thinking is that the kids are probably going to survive any outbreak that might happen, but I’m begging someone at @ISU_Figure to think about the long-term costs that we know exist but don’t fully understand.
It’s the middle of a pandemic and I deeply, desperately, selfishly would love to be able to watch a figure skating competition without an ounce of fear. But this one—with zero days of quarantine—is not the “bubble” skating event you claim it is. @ISU_Figure #NoQuarantineNoWorlds
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