I wrote a thing for Medium again…the general idea is that I got annoyed because I was seeing headlines of the form “latest Supreme Court decision outlaws worker class-action lawsuits,” which isn’t really what happened, so I felt the need to write up an explainer. As a bonus, I also ventured into discussing why protecting workers’ rights to collectively sue is crucial for efficient employer/worker relations, complete with a reference from Office Space.
So I tweeted a thing:
(If you click on the tweet, you’ll see it’s part of a larger thread that also didn’t go over terribly well.) I then thought that my need for semantic precision didn’t get me yelled at on the internet *quite* enough, so I wrote a thing. It’s mostly a rant about words, but I swear there’s at least one economic point at the end.
In related news, you’re probably not shocked to know that I’m pretty into homonym humor:
You’re welcome, nerds.
I feel like we can all use some humor today, but I worry that I’m kind of doing it wrong…
I thought this was the whole business model behind the InfoWars store? (My affection for freeze-dried fruit has led me to know more about the survivalist part of the internet than I care to admit.) Seriously though, it’s both interesting and depressing to think about how people’s views on the future of society (reasonable or not) manifest themselves in the economic world- we usually consider such “animal spirits” at a macro level, but they affect not only how much people make and buy but what they make and buy. In related news, gun stocks are up today. Sigh.