• “Get vaccinated or get tested” is not a hard line and it’s not a mandate. It’s an insane opt-out clause. Link
    Binyamin Appelbaum Wed 18 Aug 2021 12:40

    Metro will require employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus or submit to weekly tests as the transit agency looks to push its workforce vaccination rate higher while trying to boost rider confidence in the system.

  • RT @mattyglesias: But the best car/housing analogy of all is to ask what happened in the 1980s when we imposed quotas on Japanese car maker…
    Binyamin Appelbaum Wed 18 Aug 2021 12:30
  • RT @mattyglesias: The past few months of crazy price action in used cars and rentals is the perfect time to make this case — the number of…
    Binyamin Appelbaum Wed 18 Aug 2021 12:30
  • The most important change President Biden has made to reinvigorate antitrust enforcement is installing regulators who want to enforce the law. Link
    Binyamin Appelbaum Wed 18 Aug 2021 02:19

    President Biden wants to lead a revival of antitrust enforcement, a campaign aimed most obviously at curbing the behavior of feral tech companies.

    But Mr. Biden can’t achieve his goal of expanding fair competition in the United States solely by wrangling with Big Tech. To succeed, he’ll need to confront Big Chicken, too.

    Most chicken that Americans eat is processed by a handful of big companies because, in recent decades, the government gave its blessing to the consolidation of poultry processing, along with a wide range of other industries. The unsurprising result: In recent years, the surviving companies took advantage of their market power to prop up the price of chicken, overcharging Americans by as much as 30 percent.

    Evidence of the industry’s misconduct became so blatant — thanks in part to lawsuits filed by wholesale poultry buyers — that regulators were roused from complacency. Beginning in 2019, the government has filed a series of charges against...

  • President Biden can’t achieve his goal of expanding fair competition in the United States solely by wrangling with Big Tech. To succeed, he’ll need to confront Big Chicken, too. Link
    Binyamin Appelbaum Tue 17 Aug 2021 23:59

    President Biden wants to lead a revival of antitrust enforcement, a campaign aimed most obviously at curbing the behavior of feral tech companies.

    But Mr. Biden can’t achieve his goal of expanding fair competition in the United States solely by wrangling with Big Tech. To succeed, he’ll need to confront Big Chicken, too.

    Most chicken that Americans eat is processed by a handful of big companies because, in recent decades, the government gave its blessing to the consolidation of poultry processing, along with a wide range of other industries. The unsurprising result: In recent years, the surviving companies took advantage of their market power to prop up the price of chicken, overcharging Americans by as much as 30 percent.

    Evidence of the industry’s misconduct became so blatant — thanks in part to lawsuits filed by wholesale poultry buyers — that regulators were roused from complacency. Beginning in 2019, the government has filed a series of charges against...

  • Summer 2022: Half of American adults get their fourth booster shot as the Kappa variant rips through Mississippi. Meanwhile, officials say approval for a vaccine for the under 12 set is totally coming very soon. Link
    Binyamin Appelbaum Tue 17 Aug 2021 04:03

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  • Better yet: Link
    Binyamin Appelbaum Mon 16 Aug 2021 18:38

    You can add location information to your Tweets, such as your city or precise location, from the web and via third-party applications. You always have the option to delete your Tweet location history. Learn more

  • (If you're not already a Times subscriber, you'll need to address that oversight first.)
    Binyamin Appelbaum Mon 16 Aug 2021 17:18
  • Just got my first copy of the great @petercoy's new twice-a-week newsletter on economics and business -- aka the really interesting stuff -- for @nytopinion. Sign up here: Link
    Binyamin Appelbaum Mon 16 Aug 2021 17:18
  • RT @genebsperling: Important: Today, Biden Adm commits to “to create a permanent, multi-lingual and mobile friendly sign-up tool” for curre…
    Binyamin Appelbaum Fri 13 Aug 2021 18:45
  • New York added twice as many new residents as did booming regions like Miami or Phoenix. Actually, New York added more residents over the last decade than the Miami and Phoenix metro areas -- combined.
    Binyamin Appelbaum Thu 12 Aug 2021 18:34
  • Imagine what New York's numbers might look like if the region legalized housing construction.
    Binyamin Appelbaum Thu 12 Aug 2021 18:24
  • The growth of Sun Belt cities is a big deal, of course, but New York still added more people over the last decade than every other metro area, except Dallas. https://t.co/s7ZqvYHRAp
    Binyamin Appelbaum Thu 12 Aug 2021 18:24
  • RT @EconoFactOrg: Economists increasingly influence policy – for the better? @BCAppelbaum of @nytimes discusses what he found in his book,…
    Binyamin Appelbaum Tue 10 Aug 2021 12:52
  • RT @AtlNewsNow: Only about 6% of the $710 million that Georgia and select local governments received in federal aid had gone to households…
    Binyamin Appelbaum Sun 01 Aug 2021 11:53
  • RT @JStein_WaPo: This Alabama woman left her job bc she had to be w/ her kids - 4 & 10 - for remote school during covid. She's now $2,236 b…
    Binyamin Appelbaum Sun 01 Aug 2021 11:08
  • RT @carolynryan: “I am still bewildered and horrified that our society walked away from this responsibility, that we called school inessent…
    Binyamin Appelbaum Thu 17 Jun 2021 04:22
  • Helping to judge the @nytimes student editorial contest is a lot of fun. Congrats to the (impressive!) winners: Link
    Binyamin Appelbaum Thu 17 Jun 2021 03:02

    For the eighth year in a row, we asked teenagers around the world: What makes you mad? What would you like to see change? What do you wish more people understood?

    This was the annual call for submissions to our Student Editorial Contest, in which we invite students ages 11 to 19 to tell us, in 450 words or fewer, about the issues that matter to them. This year, we received 11,202 entries — the most ever — from students from Singapore to Louisiana.

    So, what is it that irks these young people? Among their grievances:

    Snow days being replaced with remote learning. Food waste that contributes to climate change. Anti-Asian discrimination. The exploitation of gig workers. Expectations around women’s body hair. School shootings. Omission of the Oxford comma. A calculator company that has a monopoly in math classes. Gamers not being considered real athletes. And much, much more.

    From among these thousands of editorials, we’ve chosen 10 winners, 16 runners-up...

  • The win probability calculator can’t process what just happened. https://t.co/Ha5w4u6yhT
    Binyamin Appelbaum Thu 17 Jun 2021 02:37
  • RT @charlescwcooke: I’m honestly not trying to be churlish, but isn’t everything off-limits? Why is this constructed like this, instead of…
    Binyamin Appelbaum Wed 16 Jun 2021 22:37
  • Occasionally I decide to try Siri again. Still perfectly useless.
    Binyamin Appelbaum Wed 16 Jun 2021 22:32
  • RT @ICIJorg: "The decline of corporate taxation in recent decades is generally blamed on pirate states like Luxembourg, Ireland and Bermuda…
    Binyamin Appelbaum Wed 16 Jun 2021 19:17
  • RT @ezraklein: An extremely wise, clear piece from @rortybomb and @JWMason1: Link https://t.co/bHwntj5cww
    Binyamin Appelbaum Wed 16 Jun 2021 06:26

    Mr. Konczal, director of macroeconomic analysis at the Roosevelt Institute, is the recent author of “Freedom From the Market: America’s Fight to Liberate Itself from the Grip of the Invisible Hand.” J.W. Mason is an economist at the Roosevelt Institute and a professor of economics at John Jay College, City University of New York

  • Next time just put the period after cicadas. Link
    Binyamin Appelbaum Wed 02 Jun 2021 17:48

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  • RT @Nate_Cohn: My replies are full of professors who alternately assert 'subversion is easy to fix!' and 'subversion can't be fixed' Throug…
    Binyamin Appelbaum Wed 02 Jun 2021 17:08
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