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Car Crashes Aren't Always Unavoidable - The Atlantic
Automobile supremacy is baked into our cities and our culture and it kills.
cars  atlanticmonthly  zoning  via:meepsie  taxes 
5 weeks ago by UltraNurd
Tacoma Churches Don’t Just Pray for More Affordable Housing – Next City
"there was some surprise at the City Council meeting to hear from a faith-based group, not a typical voice in affordable housing policy conversations." Why is this?
tacoma  housing  via:meepsie  politics  christianity 
august 2018 by UltraNurd
America can't fix poverty until it stops hating poor people - AEI
Surprising to see "othering" in a conservative outlet. Would like to see specific policies...
usa  aei  conservatism  poverty  via:meepsie 
october 2017 by UltraNurd
The Vacuum Christian Indifference Creates | Christianity Today
"In other words, pushing back against social justice has made the “social justice warrior” caricature an attractive reality."
via:meepsie  christianitytoday  racialissues  usa  genderissues  christianity  religion  socialjustice 
june 2017 by UltraNurd
Are the Upzones Working? Rob Johnson Claims Early Victory | Seattle Weekly
I'm unclear on the conclusion. It seems like this is a good thing to get the affordable units.
via:meepsie  construction  housing  seattle  seattleweekly 
may 2017 by UltraNurd
Medicare C for All might be the answer | The Seattle Times
Maybe this compromise would be more palatable... but somehow I doubt Republicans are interested at this point.
opinion  medicare  seattletimes  via:meepsie 
april 2017 by UltraNurd
The Kasich Conundrum | Christianity Today
He certainly seems more honestly faithful than the rest, but I still disagree with him on too much policy.
christianity  gop  johnkasich  2016election  via:meepsie 
july 2016 by UltraNurd
High Online User Ratings Don’t Actually Mean You’re Getting a Quality Product
Interesting; I had always had the sense of selection bias, that only really motivated people bother to leave a positive or negative review.
hbr  internet  via:meepsie 
july 2016 by UltraNurd
A Modest Proposal: Eliminate Email
More of my communication is migrating to other mediums (especially stuff tied closely to code).
via:meepsie  email  harvardbusinessreview 
february 2016 by UltraNurd
‘African Dream’ of Europe Turns Into a Nightmare - WSJ
A sad story. A streamline immigration process would help, but everyone is worried about national identity.
mali  europe  via:meepsie  wsj  immigration 
december 2015 by UltraNurd
Six Things To Do after the Supreme Court Decision... | Christianity Today
I don't like the way he assumes all Christians oppose decision, but I like his points about this removing a barrier to ministering to LGBT people.
christianity  evangelicalism  marriagerights  opinion  via:meepsie 
june 2015 by UltraNurd
America’s public finances: The Unsteady States of America | The Economist
Things that are popular: giving people stuff, not paying for it. I don't know how we can get around that psychology in a democracy where promising things gets you votes.
theeconomist  detroit  pensions  via:meepsie 
july 2013 by UltraNurd
'Middle-Out' Economics: Why the Right's Supply-Side Dogma Is Wrong - Politics - The Atlantic
I think that this makes some excellent points; I thought they were supporting protectionism at once point, but my mom thinks it's more of a call to consumers to buy American even when it costs a bit more, as a social good.
opinion  atlanticmonthly  middleclass  economics  via:meepsie 
july 2013 by UltraNurd
How to Save the U.S. Postal Service Through Innovation - Business - The Atlantic
We can't just cut all of their labor without a major negative impact on unemployment, but I think the kiosk model (followed in Europe) and divorcing themselves from junk mail are key reforms. I don't expect Congress to be any less dysfunctional this term though.
usps  atlanticmonthly  via:meepsie  from instapaper
october 2012 by UltraNurd
53% of Recent College Grads Are Jobless or Underemployed—How? - Business - The Atlantic
And college grads are considered "more responsible", so they push less educated people out of less-qualified service jobs.
atlanticmonthly  college  education  unemployment  via:meepsie 
august 2012 by UltraNurd

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