The taxi medallion scam is exactly what is happening with student loans, and will end about as well. A large part — perhaps the majority — of our economy is now based on grifts and scams.
Marco Rubio openly supports an abortion ban (~15% support nationwide) and yet is treated as a "moderate" by media. AOC supports Medicare for All, Green New Deal, limits on credit card interest (all overwhelmingly popular nationwide) and is treated like an extremist. — we’re going to pass AVR 🍉🍉 (@SeanMcElwee) May 16, 2019 And it’s… Read More »
It was the final depths of the early morning, sometime in 1997. The sky was moonless and the pines hugged that stretch of I-10 between Jacksonville and Lake City, Florida, my headlights dimly illuminating a straight line of muddy gray asphalt through the greater gloom. Ahead of me as I drove, I noticed taillights lit… Read More »
People talk a lot about the rent crisis, and in some places it's really severe. But nationwide, it's only about a 7 percent increase in rent relative to hourly wages. pic.twitter.com/sxWTWhB2fL — Noah Smith 🐇 (@Noahpinion) May 15, 2019 WHO GIVES A FUCK? Rent has increased greatly in the cities and urban areas where any… Read More »
This is sort of like the difference between libertarianism and big “L” Libertarianism. I kind of led with the chorus, there, didn’t I? What I mean is that the ideology of the “trans” is being used now to reify completely a conception of the world where all facts are molten and impermanent, where obvious fallacies… Read More »
What is the most physical pain you've ever felt? Not necessarily the most gruesome injury but the cause of the most acute, intense pain you've experienced? — Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) February 7, 2019 You’d think it’d be some of the stuff I did in the army. But no. The worst pain I’ve ever experienced happened… Read More »
What an impoverished life people lead who read only those pieces they agree with and things they “know” are correct.
I once met a man who had summited Everest several times. I asked him if he didn't think it would be funnier to climb up, but turn around 50m before the summit, as a statement of moral fortitude and grown-up-ness. I received a very blank stare in return. — Ole Peters (@ole_b_peters) May 12, 2019… Read More »
Ever since the advent of the PC, (mainly) large companies have wanted to kill it due to how much control it gives the user. Won’t be long before that comes to pass. I predict it’ll be a good few years to be a PC owner, until that’s simply not something you can be anymore, thanks… Read More »
10. Hillary Clinton's obvious corruption, Barack Obama's ineptitude and weakness, and Biden's bad judgment and creepiness are *selling points* for older Democrats. They hate ethical politicians. Ethical politicians embarrass and humiliate them. — Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) April 3, 2019 This is something I didn’t understand until I read Lance Mannion’s hooey on how Bernie Sanders… Read More »