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economist. TweetsReflectMeOnly! collects/analyzes: poll, market, social media/online data, to study: news, public opinion, ads, market design *NOT PAYING MUSK*
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May 5 4 tweets 1 min read
Apr 3 4 tweets 2 min read
No matter what Republicans or their friends @peterbakernyt @maggieNYT or any of his other complicit water-carriers say: Getting indicted for multiple felonies, likely in multi jurisdictions, for different sets of brazen public crimes against US, is bad for entire Trump Family Republican Elite falling over themselves to show their devotion after his indictment may help Trump's Republican nomination (that he already had in the bag), unless the indictments become too cumbersome for him to continue
Mar 27 4 tweets 1 min read
Guns are the leading cause of death for children in US If someone wants to talk to US about protecting children, but they don't support gun safety regulations, they are not interested in protecting children
Mar 19 4 tweets 1 min read
If someone publicly commits a bunch of crimes, but they are not charged because they threaten violence if they are held accountable, they have effectively ended rule-of-law If this person is a credible threat to incite violence against US (they have incited violence against US before), it is even more imperative they are held accountable: otherwise our government is incentivizing people to incite violence against US to avoid accountability
Mar 14 5 tweets 2 min read
Both Republican front-runners want US to end aid to Ukraine and force them to surrender to Russia. Their theory is that Ukraine fully capitulating to Putin would bring "peace" & "save Ukrainians dying in war", but reality is their plan would assure endless war & untold death. If Ukraine surrenders (1) Putin can declare victory, retrench support, rebuild military, and move onto next war of expansion with knowledge that US will allow it to succeed (2) Putin would cause massive suffering for occupied Ukrainians, while constraining free Ukraine's growth.
Mar 12 5 tweets 1 min read
Silicon Valley, despite all of the amazing wealth & technology it has created for US, has a serious PR problem because their most of vocal leaders are so dismissive of what they owe society for the education, infrastructure, and regulations that made whatever they did possible. (1) government should do everything reasonable to ensure trust in the banking system for depositors (2) while ensuring that people who took risks and lost, actually lose, to avoid creating a moral hazard that encourages inefficiently high risk …
Mar 11 4 tweets 1 min read
(1) government should do everything reasonable to ensure trust in the banking system for depositors (2) while ensuring that people who took risks and lost, lose, to avoid creating a moral hazard that encourages inefficiently high risk … (3) those people who profited off of the bank run, especially if they have public statements contradicting private actions, should be scrutinized (4) every business, media, political elite calling for government action after spending career scorning government action …
Mar 10 4 tweets 2 min read
.@mtaibbi trying to argue that (1) he studied all of the user/advertiser/employee files at Twitter and made objective reports (2) he was only given limited information from Twitter/Musk and never had access to full files If @mtaibbi was actually given full access to user/advertiser/worker files then he is a shocking bad investigator. Everything he reported has proved to be absurdly bias and/or wrong: he suppressed Trump’s interference with free speech & lied about Senator’s Kinds nonpartisan work
Mar 8 4 tweets 2 min read
Busy day for CEO of @Twitter & @Tesla: When Musk was not viciously attacking his disabled rockstar worker, he was spreading absurd Fox lies defending insurrectionists they orchestrated with their lies AND defending giving right-wing extremists access to private communications Giving right-wing extremists access to worker, user, advertiser communications in order to create right-wing propaganda may or may not be legal based on legal restrictions in place at time of origin: certainly a valid question to investigate
Mar 1 4 tweets 2 min read
DeSantis: Republicans will ban all sorts of progressive thought in public education (including universities)

Mainstream Media: here is another editorial about how microaggressions at elite universities radicalize conservatives into right-wing extremists

nytimes.com/2023/03/01/opi… .@nytimes took this old cartoon and turned it into an op-ed. They owe @thenib royalties.
Feb 26 4 tweets 1 min read
Owner of Twitter is laughing with & praising person who went on insanely racist rant, Musk thinks it is Wokism/CancelCulture that newspapers don't want to amply message of this hardcore racist, but essence of free speech is choosing which messages to consume and/or amplify. Musk can/is using Twitter to amplify racists, antisemites, misogynists, homophobes, etc: that is his right, he owns the platform. But, other publishers can choose to not amplify hate, that is their right too.
Feb 24 7 tweets 1 min read
I hate to get all partisan, but Putin is a monster. Putin invaded Ukraine, unprovoked, for simple reason that he thought he could steal some land & subjugate some people, and by rebuilding a part of the fallen Russian/USSR empire it would make him great. But, he did not count on the skill & determination of the Ukrainian people.
Feb 22 4 tweets 1 min read
Republican states would descend into extreme poverty without their massive stipend from Democratic states. Republican states are already much poorer than Democratic states with less economic opportunity, worse health outcomes, higher violent crimes rates. People born in Republican states live *years* less on average than people born in Democratic states.
Feb 20 4 tweets 2 min read
7/16/18: then-President Trump tells Putin he trusts him over US
7/25/19: Trump blackmails Ukraine's President Zelensky (withholding military supplies in exchange for Ukraine manufacturing dirt on Biden)
2/20/23: President Biden visits Zelensky in Ukraine, assuring US support Trump/Musk/Tucker want US to end aid to Ukraine, and force them to surrender to Russia. Trump/Musk/Tucker theory is that Ukraine fully capitulating to Putin would bring "peace" & "save Ukrainians dying in war", but reality is their plan would assure endless war & untold death ...
Feb 15 4 tweets 1 min read
😜 Musk 2022: free speech means no algorithm, just reverse chronological tweets of accounts you follow!

Musk 2023: free speech means every Musk tweet mixed with other right-wing trolls, with a few of the tweets of accounts you follow in random time order!
Feb 6 6 tweets 2 min read
Owner of Twitter is amplifying *obviously fake* Russian propaganda on this site. Goal of the Russian disinformation he is promoting is to undermine Ukraine, NATO, US, democracy. It has been on his timeline for nearly 9 hours now. Source of Musk's Russian propaganda is Twitter handle called "Russian Market" with picture of Putin with a halo on it: might as well call itself "Russian Propaganda". Statistics Russia/Musk promoting, massive engagement & deaths of NATO soldiers in Ukraine, is an obvious lie.
Jan 31 8 tweets 2 min read
Republican Elite have provided continuous support for Russia (right-wing petrostate autohrariansism) over Ukraine (western capitalistic democracy) post.news/article/2L5rWN… Any other interpretation is absurd & easily debunked. 2016: Russia cyberattacks US to help elect Trump; Republicans gut anti-Russian policy from their platform; Campaign Manager Manafort floats policies to breakup Ukraine while sharing internal campaign data w/ Russian asset (shared w/ FBI agent investigating Trump's ties to Russia)
Jan 26 4 tweets 1 min read
Economists who focused on core indicators were completely vindicated that economy from 2021-2022 was, in light of the twin catastrophes of COVID & Russian Invasion of Ukraine, a *miracle* of sustained & sustainable growth, transitory inflation partially offset by rising wages. Mainstream Media who focused on Republican talking points were wrong, and mislead the American people into thinking we had a historically bad economy at a time we were actually experiencing an economic *miracle*
Jan 18 4 tweets 1 min read
This unhinged lunatic, raving antisemite, hateful bigot, hardcore spreader of anti-life disinformation, pro-insurrectionist: now basically the median Republican in the House. Median Republican Greene (1) has fought against access contraceptives, comparing them to abortion (2) was hardcore anti-vaxxer, which contributed to estimated 300-400,000 more Republicans dead from COVID-19 (3) supported Trump's failed insurrection against US ...
Dec 11, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Just opened up @Twitter and top three posts (1) Just @elonmusk's latest tweet despite me not following him or anyone retweeting or liking it (2) Ad (3) MAGA Troll kissing up to Musk. So is Musk just putting himself (and other MAGA leaders) on the top of everyone's feed? I use TweetDeck normally, so I do not regularly see the @Twitter page, but really intriguing if Musk is just artificially elevating all of his (and his MAGA friend's) posts. Perfectly legal, dude owns the company, but terrible user experience for most.
Dec 4, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
If the 2020 election were a referendum on the national security & corruption issues Biden & Trump's adult children, Biden would have crushed Trump by even more than he did. Jared received >$2 billion from Saudis while running US Middle East policy. Eric & Don ran hotels that literally sold access to political leaders to domestic & foreign governments. Ivanka, who had access to state secrets for no reason, was granted special trademarks from China.