Links 3/9/21

Links for you. Science:

Disappointing to see that the recent ONS study on schools has been misunderstood even by govt scientific advisors, leading to headlines like the one below.
Virus Variant in Brazil Infected Many Who Had Already Recovered From Covid-19
Estimated transmissibility and impact of SARS-CoV-2 lineage B.1.1.7 in England
Renaissance-era letter sealed for centuries just virtually unfolded and read for the first time
Cuttlefish show self-control, pass ‘marshmallow test’

Other:

Antifa Didn’t Storm The Capitol. Just Ask The Rioters.
Democrats’ sweeping voting bill would make biggest election changes in decades
The Pandemic Has Spurred a Food Truck Turf War at Construction Sites
Democrats can’t kill the filibuster. But they can gut it.
Democrats Again Limit Who Will Receive A Stimulus Check
Interview: Saikat Chakrabarti, creator of the Green New Deal
The Democrats Negotiated With Themselves to Find Compromise for Compromise’s Sake
Biden’s next big move could deliver a crippling blow to Trumpism
Donors gave a House candidate more than $8 million. A single firm took nearly half of it.
Bunny Wailer, one of the founders of reggae music, dies at 73
GOP Voting Rights Act Position Falls Apart in SCOTUS Arguments
Should Your School Be Fully Open? Here’s What the C.D.C. Says (most can’t completely open)
Norton Dismisses Commissioner For Calling a Judicial Candidate a ‘Slick Jew’
China Is Losing Influence—and That Makes It Dangerous
Hong Kong patriots: vague definition will leave door open to Cultural-Revolution-style attacks
Man accused of being ‘serial arsonist’ in Maryland is former police chief, investigators say
The danger of the new skepticism
How elimination versus suppression became Covid’s cold war
Biden’s $1.9-trillion big spend is a big bet on modern economic theory
The Whole Web Pays For Google And Facebook To Be Free
Why Joe Manchin Owns Washington Right Now

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1 Response to Links 3/9/21

  1. elkern says:

    Re: Noah Opinion’s puff piece on Chakrabati’s claim to have written the Green New Deal.

    US Greens Party candidates had been promoting & running on Green New Deal platform for years before this guy came along.

    Wiki:
    “United States
    Early efforts
    In 2006, a Green New Deal was created by the Green New Deal Task Force as a plan for one hundred percent clean, renewable energy by 2030 utilizing a carbon tax, a jobs guarantee, free college, single-payer healthcare, and a focus on using public programs.[56][57][58]

    Since 2006, the Green New Deal has been included in the platforms of multiple Green Party candidates, such as Howie Hawkins’ gubernatorial campaigns in 2010, 2014, and 2018, and Jill Stein’s 2012 and 2016 presidential campaigns.[57]”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_New_Deal

    Note: I was a regular reader of (& Commenter on) Noah’s old Econ Blog, back in the day, before he cashed in. Can’t blame him for needing/wanting to get paid, but I’m annoyed that he promoted BS like this.

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