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Hi world, it’s Jodi. I’m an idiot and deleted my site by accident but am in the process of putting it back together. Stay tuned. :-/ In the meantime, I’m adding new posts and restoring old ones so keep reading…

Why Did One Simple Jobs Tweet Arouse the Ire of Economists Everywhere?

So I have a confession…for some reason that I can’t really explain, I thought that the jobs report comes out on the second Friday of the month when the first of the month falls on a Friday. Anyway, I was wrong, and as a result I slept through the jobs report coming out at 8:30am, and I woke up to my Twitter feed of economists going absolutely nuts over this tweet:

I had a general intuitive understanding that it wasn’t cool to talk about the jobs numbers until after they were released to the public, but I wasn’t aware that there was an actual rule against it, since it had never really been an issue before. Thanks to the irate economists, however, I now know more about this than I probably ever need to…and by extension, so will you:

Why Did One Simple Jobs Tweet Arouse the Ire of Economists Everywhere?

Why Did One Simple Jobs Tweet Arouse the Ire of Economists Everywhere?

So here’s a tweet that seems fairly uncontroversial on the surface…

Source: medium.com/@jodiecongirl/why-did-one-simple-jobs-tweet-arouse-the-ire-of-economists-everywhere-65036aeeb08b

Dear Workers: Actually, You’re Still Allowed to File Class-Action Lawsuits…Maybe

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.

Dear Workers: Actually, You’re Still Allowed to File Class-Action Lawsuits…Maybe

Dear Workers: Actually, You’re Still Allowed to File Class-Action Lawsuits…Maybe

I’m seeing a lot of commentary along the following lines…

Source: medium.com/@jodiecongirl/dear-workers-actually-youre-still-allowed-to-file-class-action-lawsuits-maybe-2ec195d88b48

Access to Birth Control Versus Affordable Birth Control- Choose Wisely…

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.

Access to Birth Control Versus Affordable Birth Control- Choose Wisely…

Access to Birth Control Versus Affordable Birth Control- Choose Wisely…

Okay, get ready for some real talk. I’ve been hearing a lot about birth control in the last few days- understandably so, given that it’s…

Source: medium.com/@jodiecongirl/access-to-birth-control-versus-affordable-birth-control-choose-wisely-6015c9065fc1

In related news, you’re probably not shocked to know that I’m pretty into homonym humor:

You’re welcome, nerds.

A Retirement Strategy for the Dystopian in All of Us…

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.