May 10th 2022: Ghostwriting, Magnets, and Prediction Markets
Tim Miller @Timodc@mattyglesias @JHWeissmann You know what would be a good “message bill?” A guarantee right to abortion in the case of rape, incest, and life of the mother. Make the republicans vote on something 80/20 against them that’s easy for voters to understand in an ad. They are doing the opposite for no good reason
Brian follows up, "It’s not like they’re busily passing Biden’s economic agenda or anything."
Yikes, this is not a good look for the ACLU. Is this kind of thing super common with nonprofits? Prokop goes on to speculate that it is, it seems like a big distraction from a nonprofit’s core mission, but I guess it’s hard to not chase money like that.
The description of this phenomenon from the Apollo astronauts is really something. I couldn’t find any good photos of it though.
The thread is quite short, here's video of the event. The magnets could potentially be used for fusion reactors, sounds pretty cool.
Victoria Guida @vtg2We have a 50-50 vote on Lisa Cook for the Fed, ladies and gents! That means we'll need VP Harris for the tiebreaker.
I really can't imagine how poorly things would be functioning if we didn't have 50 senators.
The prediction markets that actually get a ton of usage, (predictions for what the Fed will do), are unique in that there are many people with an economic need to participate.
• Even more details about Botswana's development, this time mostly in human development terms.