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"matthew yglesias" Discussed on The Argument

The Argument

07:49 min | 2 weeks ago

"matthew yglesias" Discussed on The Argument

"You and i are here listening to this episode for the same reason we like or in my case love listening to great stories. I had this moment with my friend christian a few years ago we were talking about. This amazing article had both red and it occurred to us. There's all this fantastic journalism written for the page but what if we could listen to it. I'm ryan wagner and that fringe i. We created autumn which curates the very best stories from the world's most respected publications. So you can hear them. Read aloud by world-class narrators from the york times to the atlantic rolling stone to mother. Jones autumn is how you can experience stories in a whole new way. Download the autumn app or go to autumn dot com. Subscribe and start listening today. That's a you. Dm dot com. As i was thinking about housing and what goes wrong and what could go right. I knew i wanted to check in with my fellow opinion. Columnist jamal buoy. Who is deeply immersed in his local zoning debates. Hello jane oh hi jane so i just finished a debate over. Nba ism and the nba zoom and housing with matthew. Yglesias and joel kotkin emmett made me want to think about the view from on the ground somewhere relatively local and since you happen to live in the great state of virginia and in a great city of charlottesville longtime listener might remember that you have risen to immense power as a member of the charlottesville. Parking advisory panel. How is that going. So it's funny. You ask that because initially a lot of our business was regarding a proposed parking garage that several of us that was a bad idea in several members thought was a good idea. Because we're an advisory panel really most. We can do as recommend to city staff whether or not we think it should be built but because We were basically gridlock to on this That recommendation came and city council ended up mixing the plan as it was and so with that off the agenda. We don't really do much anymore. So i feel like this is sort of about parking but this is in some ways actually about housing back in august. You tweeted that charlottesville incredibly pro housing as long as that. Housing is temporary storage for cars. Is this part of charlottesville. 's own flavor of a housing crisis feels if this back and forth over parking. Garages seems to be part about whether or not charleville should be more for people to live in or more for people to park in and then leave sort of a backdrop to all of this is. The city is kind of persistent housing crisis. Housing in trump has always been expensive. That's enlarge part. I think because of a history of exclusionary zoning restrictive covenants and down zoning over the years this is really lowered the supply of housing ima city and this is just become way more acute in the last couple of years. It's been in a lot of cities large and small across the country and the arguments over parking are very much part of a larger argument about who the city is actually for. Is it for commuters. Who come in here to work. Is it for people in the county who come in here to shop or should be looking for ways to make the city more people friendly which is going necessarily mean less friendly to cars and private vehicles. We see this in. Dc as well as matthew yglesias is talked about this in dc. But there's a lot of like you know if you put in this giant new building. It'll ruin the character of all. These old homes is that similar to what's happening charlottesville where there's a lot of talk about quote unquote kind of neighbourhood character. And how he put it in affordable housing or multifamily homes. Everyone will go to hell or something. It's very similar tenor of conversation. Especially among the most affluent homeowners. Ima city who live in me somewhat secluded areas in. You know the funny thing. Is that when we talked about multifamily housing. We're not actually talking about big apartment buildings or anything we're talking about. Three four five six unit homes which depending on how their design could look indistinguishable from existing structures. So here what's interesting is the opposition to legalizing the construction of more multifamily housing across the city. The opposition kind of depends on creating almost false image of what would happen. You know. they're gonna build them. Gigantic towering buildings. There are a few of us who are kind of on the pro housing advocacy side of things who have been going around the city taking pictures of existing multifamily structures specifically to be able to show people. This is what this looks like. This is what it looks like the have a four-game at home in your neighborhood and it looks pretty much like any other. Big house are the people who are opposing. the is multifamily homes are they also opposing parking. Garages that's the funny thing. The parking garage stuff. It's fewer people involved in the argument like a clique of downtown business owners and city. Staffers who really wanna new parking garage for whatever reason in this. I've been busybody like in this case those of us host garage of the busy body but it is funny that there's you know the same people who insist that building multifamily homes embarrassed segregated neighborhoods would be either destroying the character of neighborhood or similar counterproductive for housing affordability. Have really nothing to say about parking garage that would destroy to existing businesses and kind of changed the landscape in a pretty desirable part of the city for the next thirty forty fifty years. These things lasts for the duration. Tomorrow if you if you're rise to power goes even higher and if you were to become the housing czar of charlottesville thing that i've just invented. What is your ideal solution. That would satisfy the feuding factions of charlottesville zoning debates well. I don't know if there's a single solution that will satisfy everyone. There are certain places where you can bring compromise but in terms of of the faction of charlottesville aliens who judging from public comment these are some of the wealthiest people in the city. Actually know for a fact that the people who are ahead of it own some of the most expensive homes in charlottesville and so for them right. I don't think there's a solution that would satisfy them. Because i think the thing they want to preserve is exclusivity. If i could declare things by fiat it would be basically that everywhere. In the city it is legal by right to build up to five six unit homes with density bonuses attached for deeper affordability. And so if you want to build a tenure at than the additional four units have to be you know subsidized affordable or something. I'm sure there are problems with this. And there are things to consider but the basic idea is that charlottesville can't annex land from county the only direction it can grow is up But it doesn't have.

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"matthew yglesias" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty On Demand

Armstrong & Getty On Demand

04:50 min | 2 months ago

"matthew yglesias" Discussed on Armstrong & Getty On Demand

"But now now because it's in support of the new mask mandate you're allowed to say it again but don't worry it's not censorship Everybody it's private corporations. Twenty s to the government so james lindsay also. Hit me to this. This came from matthew yglesias twitter feed it was a flyer foreign event featuring a bunch of people. You've never heard of and some of them. You have including robin diangelo the author of white fragility so that crowd. She's got a new garbage book out to now i think it's similar and it mentioned that They were they were having a bi nbc poc and white folks with an axe anti-racist walk to try to raise money b. i n. b. p. o. c. and white folks fox anti-racist walk so he. Yeah i o nbc. Oh poc b. I and b unbelievable was his name. O so james lindsay said okay. I'll bite what the hell is in l. c. So he did. He did some of the research and came up with it through this. Matthew yglesias is twitter. Feed the nb so he knows people of color the nb stands for non black and then the be. I guess it's beal not be i so the b. l. at the end at the beginning of mvp stands for black known as an i know black indigenous black indigenous and non black people of color. That's what that entire acronym stands for black indigenous and non black people of color. I'm i i give it one week. They'll add a couple more. Letters guaranteed non black. People of color is what nb poc is so. That's the new acronym you use if you're gonna use that. Who needed. what are you talking about. What is your probably not. Gods are just so silly the more you learn about it and the more you unmask. It is just wildly illogical purely like salons of higher education philosophical. Mind games has no meaning all this crap. The the less powerful it becomes. It's just idiotic read the james lindsay cynical theories..

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"matthew yglesias" Discussed on Right Now with Stephen Kent

Right Now with Stephen Kent

03:30 min | 7 months ago

"matthew yglesias" Discussed on Right Now with Stephen Kent

"A little bit more conservative in the past twenty years and you don't so republicans have had to put in the work to sort of communicate with those communities but it's not impossible right. It's not like somehow every single person whose ancestors come from latin. America is like a super. Left-wing democrat is actually just the opposite. And i wish conservatives had a little more confidence sometimes in their own ideas. We can pitch this to people. And i hope it's a good outcome of the twenty twenty election that trump invest in rio grande valley and he found a lot of new voters there right and that we can then talk in a sort of rational way. Like isn't miami better off for all those people who've come from abroad like isn't that why it's like such a cool cities such a major center of finance and you know the politics follows from you. Gotta do the work. But it's very possible. Did you see tucker carlson's bit about the nation being overcrowded and that overcrowded nations are ugly and unhappy. What did you make of that comment. And why is it wrong. Because i know you don't agree with that but like this. This seems to be what everybody believes like. You just talked to people out on the street. They're like yeah. There's too many there's not enough. There's not enough room here. You've talked to somebody in the middle of north carolina like in greensboro about the middle of the state. And they're just be like you. I don't want more people here. That's the bias. We just had this negatively biased. Some people do right and one thing i do want to say. Why is that. America's really big. It's a really big quite empty and tucker carlson's personal life trajectory in which he is now spending more time in rural maine. Like that's great guy. No i mean originally right but it's actually separate from his politics and his personal life. It's like a very sensible move right like you can. If you want to live in a sparsely populated portion of the united states of america. We have a lot of great options for you. I love me too. So tucker and i have in common growth. It's interesting to me. My wife is from texas. So since i met her i started spending more time in the san antonio area and texas had this incredible population growth a lot of domestic migration. Some of its international. And it's interesting to me. How proud texas elected officials are of that. Rick perry brags about it. Greg abbott brags about it. Then the democratic mayors in san antonio and dallas fort worth. They all brag about it. It's very different from the east coast mentality. we have a lot of sort of like left wing hipsters. Who are like. Aw it's terrible. New people are in the city and then you have kind of like crank he rural conservatives all my guide human beings spoke spanish. So it's like did possible separate from partisan frames to just like have a different attitude to the fact that people want like it's dynamic. It's interesting that new things are being built. It creates a lot of opportunities for people. I agree like you don't want us to become the most overcrowded country on earth. We're so far from that right. We are at one. Sixth of the population density of germany about a tenth the population of the united kingdom and those like nice clean countries. It's fine switzerland. Which is like the canonical clean. Country is much more populated than the united states is so we got a lot and i was driving recently from north carolina. Backup to virginia. Where i live and i went through. This town amherst..

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Big tech CEOs testify before Congress

The Vergecast

48:04 min | 1 year ago

Big tech CEOs testify before Congress

"So, this hearing just going to say it, it was six hours of chaos. So. So many things like individual moments of pure chaos happened this hearing. But because every member of Congress was only given five minutes to ask the questions in and they moved on, no one could process the moments of cash. So here are some things that happened during this hearing. Jeff. bezos just started eating nuts on his call. That was just a thing that you started snacking for the first ninety minutes. It appears that basis had tech issues was operating in some kind of delay. So we didn't hear from him. They just answer any questions and they'd take a ten minute break Jeff. bezos could fix his computer. Amazing. Jim Jordan, who McKenna pointed out. On the show last week is always sort of chaos element. Try to talk over several members of Congress got yelled to put his mass back on floated. Just elaborate conspiracy theories. was when I say was chaos I. Don't know if there's any other way to describe it. I. Think that led a lot of people to think the hearing itself didn't accomplish its goals, but I think in many ways it did. But Kennedy you WanNa Kinda go through what the committee was trying to accomplish the themes they were pointed at in. How hearing played out, right. So okay. First off. Harkening back to last week I mentioned Jim. Jordan's mountain dew obsession. Definitely drink a handful those throughout the hearing I took notes in screen shots. So, I, called it. But regardless of their pores soda choices, there were a lot of lawmakers who definitely did their homework and I think that was really apparent throughout the entire hearing and when I look at. The picture that they tried to paint I think that became really clear in chairman Sicily's opening statements. So this is the guy who liked. And spearheaded the entire investigation from the beginning, and in those opening statements, he pointed out that yeah Apple Amazon Google facebook. There are different in a lot of ways and they exhibit anticompetitive behaviors potentially allegedly and a lot of different ways. But what they tried to pull together and was a story, and it's really hard to tell a story and five minute fragments. But what happened yesterday was Sicily. Ni, and a lot of the Democrats on the Committee wanted to point out that these companies they become bottlenecks for distribution whether that's information or just like APP stores marketplace's they control what gets distributed in how what was really key to the investigation was how? How they survey competitors. If you have so much control dominance over a market or a specific part of the tech industry, you have a lot of insight into your competitors and you can do a lot of dangerous things with that, and then lastly, after that dominance has gained, it's how they abuse it. Right? How they abuse it to make harder for small businesses in competitors and I think that's exactly what Cellini pointed out in the beginning and I think they did a poor job that storytelling throughout the process. But I think that's also our job. Right is to pull that evidence together and tell that story for them in a way that isn't like. Yes, no yelling at CEOS and like stopping them and I think by getting that in the evidentiary record doing all this questioning, I think they really did achieve their goal in the end. Yeah. I mean, I think the thing that happened sort of next to the hearing was that they released a bunch of documents from these one point, three, million documents of clutch. Over the past year, they released pretty targeted selection documents for every company showing some of this stuff, Casey, I wrote a story about. facebook. INSTAGRAM. My I'm going to frame this email or mark Zuckerberg. Literally one sentence, no period. The Andrew says I need to figure out. I'M GONNA buy instagram like I would love to just be in a place were sending that email like super casually like I got this thing to figure out and it's not like am I gonNa buy the model of the car. It's like instagram. I've been thinking of the text messages where so and so says that Mark Zuckerberg's didn't go destroy mode on instagram ever since they got that up. Case she this to Kevin and right that text was. Yes. Well, it was Kevin. System was talking to an investor and Kevin said to the investor. If we don't sell well, mark, go into destroy mode on us and the investor side probably. Of course, stray casual. So there's just a lot of documents and I think one of the functions of hearing was to get those documents into the official congressional record to make the CEO's account for them. That did not seem very successful to me. Is like a takeaway people should have from this hearing, right? No. I think a lot of people that go into these hearings are expecting like these big Gotcha moments and expecting like a lot of news and all this stuff. But it really, it wasn't oversight hearing. You know it wasn't. They didn't come. They came at this like in a report last earlier this week that they came out at as investigators. They didn't come at it to make a big show horse and pony show out of it, and yet I think the CEO's didn't. The record well enough to the extent that they could have. But there was definitely, I was expecting them to do a lot less evasion and I expected a lot less room probation with the documents, but it's just the process of a Congressional hearing. It's. It's hard to do that in a congressional hearing. But if you put those documents out there, you get the CEO's on the record a little bit who does excite this excites the FTC. J, and that's who can take this next and then it's also congress. You know they can't break up a tech company, but they can regulate going forward and it's those three key themes that I pointed out earlier that they could regulate. You know what I mean. They could legislate to forbid companies from surveying competitors and things like that, and that's where this goes. So the format of the hearing, every member and five minute chunks, it seemed very clear that the Democrats had some sort of coordinated evidentiary strategy, they would start and. And they would say, I, want to read this email to you. What did you mean by this email and then Jeff bezos would say something like I have. No idea is on works. I. Was real pattern that developed was basis really not doing or claiming he definitely knows claiming not really no way Wayne is under the thing they did or they would ask sooner Pichai about the very granular add deal google made by an ad product, and soon I, would say I'll get back to you, which is basically all responses. So the Democrats seemed like they were coordinated to move through their documents. The Republicans seem to be doing something else that also seem coordinated intentional, but what was their focus because that seemed clear split my takeaway from Jim Jordan who? We got into earlier, he he was interviewing. As if they were all Jack Dorsey. And as we talked about like, yeah, he invited Jack Dorsey to testify, but he doesn't sit on the antidote subcommittees. Anything. He says, it just doesn't matter. So it sounded to me as if he prepared questions Jack Dorsey and then it was like, oh, he's not coming I'll ask Tim Cook the same questions. Another completely crazy moment that happened just seen by and five minute chunks is that. Represented Sensenbrenner from Wisconsin Dear Sweet Wisconsin. Definitely. Asked Mark Zuckerberg why the Donald Junior was banned from twitter and mark. Zuckerberg was happening on twitter facebook and there was just like a moment of confused silence, and then he tried to move on and that just sort of floated by in the river of chaos to tell you how much chaos there was kneeling. When you started to tell that story, I thought you were going to tell the story about when Jim Jordan asked him cook if the famous one, thousand, nine, hundred, four, Apple Super Bowl, AD was actually about twenty twenty cancel culture, which is another thing that really happened. I think that's out of context. He didn't ask him. He said clearly, this is. That's definitely what Steve Jobs was thinking IBM is canceled culture and Apple's going to break it with hammer and Jeff. Bezos said that social media is a nuance destruction machine and all this crazy stuff from that. It was a wild will that that particular question when Jim Jordan asked, do you support the cancel culture mov, you could see the CEOS like. 'cause they went in order. He asks them all in order. So First Tim Cook just like basically muttered nothing. Here's like I don't. I support speech whatever. The iphone a keyboard like that was his answer. Sooner per child also, just like muttered, right? He's like Google has always supported free expression Zuckerberg like saw the opportunity and took it and the forces of liberalism I rising I, and then basis was like I cannot. I cannot do in like went for it, and that was just totally insane moment. But it also seems like the Republicans were intentional to try to create their own moments where they were yelling at CEOS about bias on platforms is obviously something cover a. At. You were paying a lot of attention that case you're paying a lot of attention to it. Do you think that was effective in creating because you know there's like a parallel conservative Universe Jim? Jordan was on Tucker. Carlson. Last night like was that effective or d think that the CEO's were able to sort of tamp down on interesting the Tucker Carlson pointed out that Google and other companies are all big donors to Jim Jordan another folks. So that is a weird side, but I think it was actually besides the moment where they mixed up twitter with facebook I. Think this was much more effective off. Off Topic yelling about technology than we usually see like are genuinely issues that like they are upset about that, they could point to largely around like cove nineteen misinformation and they could at least like pick those topics and stick to them rather than kind of asking vague questions about like, why is my phone listening to me? Well, they're definitely asked questions about why are my campaign emails getting filtered by G mail? Yes. I should. I should mention that they have really and they have all of these cases where they ask about extremely specific one off incidents that anyone who has used social media knows happens constantly. And, then turn them into a sinister pattern. But I think they managed to come off as sounding more like they understood what they were talking about the unusual. I think that was a real theme of the hearing, Casey. What did you think of this sort of bias side show that occurred? Well, I mean the the idea that conservative voices are being suppressed is foundational to the conservative movement and is behind the rise of conservative talk radio. It was behind the rise of Fox News. Now that social media exists, we have seen it in this new form, but it is sort of being presented as extra, sinister and worthy of. Some sort of legislative intervention what frustrates me about it is that much more than newspapers or or cable news like Mark Zuckerberg Dorsey. These people benefit hugely from having all possible voices on their platform. None of them is incentivized to drive conservatives off their platform. What they are incentivized to do is have rules that make the place safe and welcoming. So that people want to hang out there and so to the extent that there are issues on the platform, they've largely come because these platforms have rules. And you know you would think that a bunch of free marketeers would realize that the alternative to the system that they're so mad about would be creating a new system, but they don't seem at all interested in doing that. So I just sort of dismissed all of them as charlatans I actually thought it was interesting that the opposite track came up, which was the Stop Hey for profit campaign I kind of wasn't expecting that. The representative Raskin I believe asked facebook. Basically, why aren't you kicking more hate speech off. I forget who else asked like look is the point that you're so big. You don't care about advertiser boycotts I. Mean, you know it will here. Here is a fact that the number one complaint that facebook gets from its users, the thing that users. About. FACEBOOK is that it removes too much content and so if you're running the place, you do have to take these complaints seriously in a way. Right? It might not be you know that you shadow band conservative whatever that even means on social network in twenty twenty. But the fact that you're removing content is really upsetting people. So you can't dismiss that idea entirely, but I still don't feel like we're having that intellectually honest conversation about it. So this was definitely I feel like you can connect the you control distribution. We're GONNA show the abuses of power narrative. We got other. Democrats. With the you control distribution. You're banning conservatives right like I. Think what's Sensenbrenner Again, cups and conservatives are consumers to is that people don't realize that like fifty percent of the population in many ways. But facebook has like famous conservatives working its highest levels Kevin. We last week, we're talking about Kevin Roose keeps sharing the list. List of the most engaged content from crowd tangle. It's all conservative content, and that's so problematic for facebook that they're. They're pushing back with other metrics and graphs of their own, making the facts just aren't there, but it doesn't seem to be convincing. Brett Kevin is being asked to recuse himself from facebook case because he's like best friends with facebook I, AP I wrote a column almost two years ago. Now, arguing that conservatives were trying to redefine. Any conservative identified person having any unwanted outcome on a social network, right? So bias is your name was higher than mine in search results. Bias is used suggested that I follow a Democrat and not a Republican right, and if you take action on your policies that apply to everyone against me a conservative that is biased against conservatives, right. So and by the way I have to say this has been hugely successful because we've talked about it. How many minutes now and the longer that these discussions. Discussions. Go on. They just sort of refi people's minds. The idea that there really is a vast conspiracy to silence conservative speech because he's networks are so big millions of conservatives are having experiences like this every day, and now there is an ideology that is basically a religion for them to attach to, which is although Silicon Valley liberals are out to get. Reason I wanted to talk about the conservative side show, which in many ways was a circus is it feels like the notion that we should be punitive to the companies or mad at the company's. Bipartisan, right we were. We were not looking at a hearing where the Democrats were on the attack. Republicans are saying we love. Apple. We're looking at hearing where they were. Everyone was mad. There are a couple of exceptions to that. There were a couple of I think sensenbrenner and a few other folks were like look we want to be clear. Big is not bad. We just WANNA make sure we're not punishing you for your success, but you were like almost entirely, right? Yeah. I. Mean I. think that's it's important to. To capture that mood like Jeff Bezos Mark Zuckerberg, Tim, Cook soon. Darpa, try they usually get to finish whatever sentence they start saying. Right. They're not used to being interrupted. Their thoughts are usually like you know they get to live in complete sentences and people take them seriously here in five in intervals, they were interrupted almost every time they started speaking to be told that they were wrong that they were filibuster at one point Sicily said stop thinking is for the questions. We can just assume they're all good questions. They. Were getting yelled at and they're going yell that about a variety of things that were pretty specific. So you kind of in your kind of structure here. The first one was controlling distribution. What did you hear as a hearing went on the indicated to that? The committee had a case here? I think the apple's APP store is one thing you know charging thirty percent cuts on certain things is just controlling an APP store. It's the same thing with Amazon's marketplace. They can inherently in control what gets placed and what gets sold and you know if they want to play with search results on Amazon, they can do that, and then on facebook and Google, it's not just like products and software that's information. And it could be information when it's like Google. Google. Stealing yelps, texture views right in putting those in its little info boxes in search queries in facebook if facebook is just like an. Mation, distribution platform and. It can decide Algorithm Mickley. Knowingly. What people get to see this bution was very keen to the committee's hearing yesterday and they pointed out different aspects in which you know each company exhibited that kind of behavior. So the one that will you bring up apple? We wrote about this, say there's much emails. Apples document production is just one hundred and thirty pages of unrelated emails and whatever order see it's like scan through it. So there's a lot of little stories in there. There's one about right to repair and apple realizing it needed to repair. By watching PR people operate by reading their emails journalists. Very entertaining. They're like we had a break like here's our strategy. Here's we're GONNA. That's all in there. You can look at it, but there's a lot about the APP store itself and how they're going to use the mechanics of the APP store to control their platform, and it started at the beginning like the first emails in this production from twenty, ten there. From Phil, Schiller Steve Jobs saying, are we GONNA? Let Amazon Sell Books in the kindle store. Store, it felt like I saw an Amazon ad was hard to watch this hard to watch this ad where a person's reading a book on an iphone in the kindle APP in the pick up an android phone keep reading. He's like literally like it was hard to watch like Schiller's at home like pain what a customer is having an experience that good it really just. Heart and so he's like it was hard to watch. You fours Steve Jobs. They're like we gotta shut it down jobs is the bookstore will be the only bookstore on the APP. Store. That's the way it's going to be everyone's gotta used to it. We know that restricting payments will hurt other things, but that's what we're doing and they started there in two thousand ten and they pulled it out, and then that ladders up into everything that we've seen with, hey, ladders up into the analysis group showing up to. Apple, can pay them to say that there's independent study has revealed. Everybody has a thirty percent cut. It has landed up into Tim Cook, forwarding. He gets a letters from developers that are in this direction. It's like apples breaking my heart and he just like Ford's it. Tim, Cook forwards that email to filter credit eighty, just as thoughts like amazing like they are constantly thinking about the APP store as a mechanism of control for the platform in the leverage and other deals. So the other one was apple is this Amazon one which I have very mixed feelings on saying that this is bad or legal I'm curious for all of your thoughts famously. Did, not have the prime video APP on the Apple TV and all these other places apple, Amazon came to a deal. There's an entire presentation in this production like the slide deck of how the deal is going to work. Apple got to be the preferred seller of its own product. So third parties cancel. Apple. Products, Amazon pages, they got. They have a custom by flow. They've custom product pages, all the stuff in return. Amazon got a lower commission on the APP store and gets to Selatan products which no. No like you can rent a movie from the Amazon APP on the Apple TV, no one else gets to it in one world. This is just pure platform collision, right? Apple cut VIP deal for big companies because it wanted something and you could say this is legal in another world. It's like this is how deals work apple something valuable. Amazon s something valuable and they came to a conclusion wherever made more money and quite frankly the consumer experience platform has got better. How do you read that? Casey? That is good and fair analysis of it. I. Think I did read slightly more scandalous. Tones into it in part because apple would never acknowledge that some developers are more important to it than others even though if you assume that that's true, I think maybe one of the things that's frustrating about it is there is no transparency accountability around which developers get sweetheart deals is that once you hit a certain threshold of revenue will cut your price. Why couldn't they extend that deal to everyone right? Or is it just if we withhold something that seems particularly valuable, we can eventually drag you to the table. Table, which is sort of what seems like happened here. I think in all cases, what I'm always looking for is the accountability, right like and some sense of of equitable treatment of developers and I understand the guys are always going to get the best treatment, but it can that be publicly visible. Can it be acknowledged and there'd be routes for others to achieve that same level of success and treatment, and that I'll just seems missing here. Did you buy Tim Co? He said it twice. It was obviously A. Glimmer, of sympathy for all four CEOS. There is a lot of reporting that they had spent months preparing for this hearing like being grilled there, they'd hire outside law firms. They. Practiced they all clearly had soundbites memorized in none of them. Got To say him because it kept getting interrupted. Tim Cook had this one where he is like if we're the gatekeepers, the gates are open wider than ever. We've gone from five hundred. APPS to one point seven, he said like. A whole speech. and. The thing is there's fierce competition for developers. They don't like our store can do for android the windows. For xbox and PS. Four. Which I was like the idea that adobe is going to be like we don't want to be on the IPAD. Here's PS. Four Photoshop is insanity to me. I'm going to build a spreadsheet. APP. For the five. That's how frustrated with Tim Cook. To that ring. True to you I. Mean, there's no, it does not ring true. There is a, there is a duopoly. In the United States when it comes to smartphones, iphones have majority share in the United States and you can't say, well, you know there's there's a rogue fork of android in Malaysia that you could go develop for if you really wanted to and have that come across as a credible argument to Americans. Right it is. Natural for any monopolist to spend most of its time, arguing that it is much smaller and much less consequential as as you think it is and they're essentially always asking you to ignore what is in front of your face, which is that they are the giant. They are in control. What they say goes, and it doesn't matter which small businesses get hurt along the. The. Way I would point out that the contact and we're gonNA talk about earnings eventually. But the context for that is apple had its biggest third quarter ever this month, their revenues went up eleven percent year over year, they're making obviously making billions of dollars in their services revenue, which is a lot of the narrative around the APP stores increasing that services line. Also went up. I think it was thirteen billion. So you're right. They're very big in their earnings the day after the hearing did nothing. To reduce that impression. I want to switch to Amazon a little bit McKenna. You really focused Amazon was basis first time up there. They came at him a lot about marketplace. How did you think that went I think it went pretty good. I. Think. John Paul specifically was just like killer her questions with breakout star. Yeah. She was just like killer and she's the representative for. SEATTLE. So this is where Amazon is right. So she just like killed it and. And I think there were a couple of instances in the documents and in questioning yesterday that really pulled important things out there was like testimony from one bookseller who was like, yeah. We just can't sell a category of books and we don't know why Amazon doesn't let us do that just like testimony like that or even when it comes to like acquisitions, the ring acquisition especially, I wrote about that today through the documents and how. They said, this is for market position. This is a for technology, your talent or anything. We just bought this and that's something that base said again, yesterday he was just very clear. It's like, yeah, we do buy things market position, which is like so insane just here like the richest person in the world. But like, yeah, we're buying market position. It's just what happens. That's another one I have mixed feelings right, and by the way, people should read McKenna story because those documents have just a very funny breakdown like the pros and cons of buying. Buying ring in many of the cons like what if this turns into nest, which if you're just the verge cast listeners like it's just like the Keyword Bingo, but it's fine to say, we're buying market position like this isn't the best product out there, but it's the category of video. doorbells is not huge, right? So to by the the market leader in video doorbells is maybe the most rational use of the money. What is the problem that you think the committee was trying to show an address sense of we're just going to market position. Pointing out, they can just do whatever they want and how casual it is, and there really isn't. It's really funny to read an email like that, and we could buy it or we could just copy it or are. We could just watch. You know that was one of the emails that base from someone. Those are just three options you know and it's like just pick and choose you know. Pointed out like a lot. Just that email itself really pointed out just how easy it is for them. They used a lot of that time history to talk about copycat behaviors and to talk about just like you know buying up competitors and it just seeing that all in one little e mail having to do with the ring was like really i. think it was really kind of I opening and especially like useful for the committee. So Amazon got hit a lot for the data collection side of it of copying competitors. bezos did not seem to have great answers there. Right. So that's the. The thing they got in trouble with this. There is that Wall Street. Journal article from like April where employees were literally like, yeah. We dip into data and we use that to guide our own private label products and everybody was like Whoa and Amazon basins. Yesterday said, well, we do have a policy that bans that but giant pointed out yesterday. It's like, okay. So what's your enforcement look like you can have the policy, but like if you don't enforce it, then it's like meaningless. And then yesterday I. Think Paul was like, can you give me a yes or no answer? Do you dip into data and he's like I can't I can't give you. Yes or no, and we're just like we're looking into it. The story had anonymous sources. So that isn't very helpful to us. You know what I mean. So that was one of the main things and that Wall Street Journal article and I think it's the same kind of examples in the committee's documents. They point out specific examples like car trunk, organizers of all things. It's like weird little products like Amazon's like this is a little hot. Maybe we should do that. So I, I think. I, think they made a good case yesterday. Yesterday on that. Yeah. I mean bezos brought up that Wall Street Journal, Article himself twice, and he was like, well, your policy against it. But I can't guarantee never happened. Then there is a strange just didn't come across clear I. Think I know what the committee was trying to get at their like US aggregate seller data when there's only three sellers and then only to sellers? Yes, I. Think what they're getting at is when you're down to the aggregate data of two companies, you heard effectively looking at individual data. What is the problem? They're like the I get what you're doing. You're just reducing the denominator to get to one, but like it, why is that particular problem? Right? Well, none of these. Dipping into individual seller data and looking at aggregate data. That's not a legal. There is no law. This is all voluntary of Amazon. So they have a voluntary policy where like we can't do individual seller data, but they say nothing against aggregate and aggregate what you're getting at eight. Here you is. Does the same thing if it's just like some goofy little product they. They bring up pop stock. It's all the time before pop tops in a moment. Right? There's only like one pop. So company like you know pop soggy, it was kind of an innovative product. It's like well, if there's only two of them and use the aggregate data, you you you have everything you need to know you know about that product line looking aggregate. If that's what you decide to qualify as do you as you're looking through the other Amazon documents and other stuff. So anything jump out at you is something the committee was trying to prove or get at. The questioning seemed very focused on. Like are you using the state at a copy products? Are you buying things? You shouldn't buy. There's one question which I did not understand why came up about DMC. Take downs on twitch and Jeff as just had this look of panic in his eyes. He's like I don't know man I bought Wedge because my kids want to. Do something like that was like the side show stuff, but the real focus here, it just seemed like it was definitely in the marketplace, right? Amazon, everyone came at Amazon for the marketplace. That's what everybody knows him as like they have all these little sides. They got rain. They got Alexa Alexa was one thing too. That was kind of interesting. It's like. Are you buying things like ring to put Alexa into and dislike expand your like Titan Ism as like an Internet Internet connected home. Thing and make that more closed off and walled gardening. That was one thing. But no, it was just focusing on how much power they have to kind of change. What happens in the marketplace to kind of decide what companies in what products are able to come up on the first page of results. You know that's also something that they dug into Google and in something that one of those like themes that kind of ties everything together. We should say they all spend a lot of time talking about counterfeit goods, and why is it Amazon removed? Fake stuff from the platform and how much is it profiting off of you know selling pick rolexes? Is it surprising? The whole foods didn't show up at all they're. Like that is a really massive thing. Amazon owns that. Is it moving into a huge new product category? I think whole foods is not an online marketplace, which was the title of the hearing, not that that restricted anybody from doing anything except that, one of the things Amazon says is we have lots of competition from offline marketplaces, right? Brought up kroger a lot I mean, this is the case he's point. They all made. It seem like they were beset at any moment. They could be crushed by the likes of stop and Shop Right? Like I think the point though was really on the. Digital. Experience Consumers have and like I, don't know Ho-. Foods fits. Into that narrative, especially, because it is itself not dominant like they bought it because you needed to grow in their. Good at that at my question for you on the Amazon stuff was when you think about, we talk about two thirty a lot right like you and I in particular spent a lot time to thirty, which regulates with the platform can do with content. There's not really an equivalent of two thirty for goods on store. Right like there's some case is out there saying like you're liable for what what happens on your online store page, but Amazon doesn't have that like second order of like Messi nece around it that twitter and facebook to with two thirty, I. Mean, it gets invoked a lot for marketplace's, but it's way messier. Well, I just wanted to like this question at counterfeits question about ranking the store like they are even more free than any twitter is to to sort tweets algorithm. Algorithm clear to modern like it just their store. Do you think that they're like that Algorithm transparency? Your wire things ranked. Did you catch a sense that that's where the regulation is GonNa go. So much of the conversation around Amazon really felt like it was individuals sellers being wronged for reasons of Amazon being unresponsive or stealing. It's data. So I don't know it didn't. It didn't seem like a really big focus of the hearing, but it is a huge deal. Yeah. The, digital marketplace frame of this, which is where we have talked to. Cellini. That's where he's going right like facebook and Google very digital. They have like they don't do physical goods. Really. Apple is the APP store. It's all digital goods. Amazon is the one where it's. Front to a lot of physical things, and that is the only place where I can see this regulation needing to make some sort of like major meaningful distinction in I. Didn't see it in the hearing, but I was curious of you caught a glimmer of it. I'm not positive that they have to make a huge distinction there like depending on what they come up with because. So much of this is about their companies and whatever product they produced. The issue is more or less whether or not they're being surveilled and unfairly by targeted and crushed by that data surveillance. All right. We have gone for forty minutes. We should take a quick break. I said I wasn't going to go by company and it happens. So we should come back and talk with facebook Ango. We'll be right back. This is advertiser content. When I say utopia what comes to mind. Birds Chirping lush natural beauty dialed up and vibrant technicolor. Is it within reach. Your world world. World. explained. You are an essential part of the perfect social body. Every Body Matt Place. Everybody happy now while the peacock original series, brave new world takes place in a scientific futuristic utopia. A concept is nothing new Sir Thomas more. I introduced the theory five hundred years ago. 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These are really difficult crazy stressful times, and if you're trying to sort of cope, it could be helpful to find something that gets beyond like doom scrolling and like obsessive worried. But digs into what is really going on underneath the surface, and that's what the weeds is all about I. Matthew Yglesias. Weeds podcast here on the box meeting podcast network. This is podcast for people who really want to understand the policy debates and policy issues that shaping our world. We've seen now more than ever like how relevant policy is to our actual lives, but so much in the news isn't focused on really understanding and explaining detail way if that sounds good to you, join us for the weeds, every Tuesday and Friday to find out what's going on why matters and what we can do about it. You could download the weeds on apple spotify or wherever else you get your podcasts. Tracy. When it comes to facebook I turn to you. FACEBOOK is patience consumer of startups as what we've learned. Yeah. But you said something to me yesterday was interesting, which is everyone else's problems are forward looking and it feels like facebook's problems are actually in the past break for people explain what you mean. Yeah. So when Congress is looking at any trust with respect to these four companies for three of them, it's It's sort of about the marketplaces that their operating right now with facebook, the question is much more about should we have allowed it to buy serum? Should we have allowed it to buy WHATSAPP and most of the antitrust conversation that was around facebook yesterday was all about that. What did Mark Zuckerberg know about Instagram, and when did he know it? We wrote a story based on some documents that the house released yesterday. In which facebook has clearly identified instagram as a competitor. In at least some ways and wants to go after it and knock it off the table, and so that's kind of where the focuses their facebook and Burke did get a lot of other questions yesterday, but it tended to be much more about content moderation and things that don't have a lot to do with antitrust. So there was weird section where they asked the face. Face Research APP in the novel, Vpn? Any kind of got lost well, explain what happened and I'm curious reactions. Yeah. So facebook has a bunch of nifty tech tools to figure out what's trending which APPs or the kids using, and so that can essentially have an early warning system if it needs to consider acquiring something or more likely in these days, go out clone it. and. So Zuckerberg was asked about the way that the company uses these systems and if they are anti competitive I, think you know traditional antitrust law probably would not say copying an APP feature is anti competitive, but could lobby written in the future about it shirt I. Think the one that caught me was I mean, this is what I'm. McKenna's points from earlier is like one of the themes here is, are you so dominant that you can collect data that's unfair and then use that to crush or killer competitors, and definitely bought the Inaba VPN to do it. That's true. Now, when I've asked executives at facebook about this, what they'll say is they don't get surprised anymore. When you have three point, one billion people using your apps around the world. You know what links they're sharing, you know what they're talking about. And so you're not going to need some kind of specialized tool to know that WHATSAPP is really taking off. Right. So they would argue that, yes, these tools were useful to them, but you know at their scale, they know what's popular now, which doesn't really seem like addresses, the problem is reached. The fact that we're so big that we're all knowing is maybe not the defense that they sometimes presented as so here's what I didn't get. I thought, Zuckerberg I want to the instagram. What's about who's issues, but on the facebook research front, the data front, they him about this APP facebook research, which you were giving to teens. They were deploying with an enterprise certificate that story broke apple revoke the certificate, and all of facebook's internal APPs went dark, and this is a scandal story after story about it, they went on for two days. So I can I, don't recall that APP? Just how he you know, he remembers the day that all facebook's internal APPS went down and people couldn't go to the cafeteria. I would agree I found that answer. Extremely, ed? Persuasive. that. Do you think that was like actually strategic for him to be like, I, don't know and then come back later and correct the record I do remember when that happened I. Mean. I really don't know I mean also you know during a six hour hearing, it's also possible that you just you get flustered or you miss here something or or something because. Yeah. As as you say, I'm sure he remembers the day that apple turned off their internal APPS I mean. Honestly. Seems like an opportunity to talk about apple's market power, and the fact that you know a day of work canceled at facebook because apple got mad. But I think most of the CEO's didn't go into yesterday a wanted to pick fights with each other. It was kind of sad that they didn't. I was Kinda hoping that Tim Cook take a shot at soccer burger. Point that the other two APP platforms I was expecting it. It was there. It was. There was all there. So cellini ended and he ended the whole meeting with closing statement. He said, some of these companies didn't get broken out. They all need to get regulated in the off too much power that some of them I. don't these breaking up apple. What sort of break. Right like. The division get sent into the corner thing about what it's done. Right. Does should spin out the finder team I've always wanted to. A clean is always that they want to. They want the APP store to be separate from the IPHONE. Basically, that's the thing I always hear. Can't break I. Think you can write some strong regulations but not playing you're on store, right. But like Elizabeth Warren's point was it's cleaner if it's two companies, but it's still a gigantic remedy that I don't think there's a lot of like like consumer or public opinion is going to walk into an Apple Cup I think you'll radio at marketplace. It seems very clear that we says some of them she broken up he is talking about facebook. I have a twenty percent conference level. He might be talking with Google and Youtube as well. But if he's going to say some of the need to get broken up like it's facebook, did you hear anything yesterday that supported that conclusion or Saudi stocks I? MEAN HE I don't remember which Republican it was, but he was like the Obama FTC looked at this and they said it was minding love. Obama. Right. Like. Why would we go back in time to relook at I? Mean, there is a belief and I mean. Somebody who thinks there could be a lot of benefit in instagram and WHATSAPP being different companies from facebook. And the reason you ask. So many questions about that acquisition as you're making the case that it never should have been approved in the first place, and so now you need to remedy it. So that was actually like the entire thrust of the argument against facebook yesterday. I think, you could probably make just as good a case that Amazon after spin out aws, but lawmakers chose not to make that case. Yeah. I think that also gets into. Politics of the acquisition of the time. To his credit is like nobody knew instagram would actually be a success like we made it a success. It didn't happen by itself. I, don't know if the lawmakers. By award, these guys said, but I don't know that he actually made that case very persuasively. and. Who knows I mean? That's like anything could have happened. Right? Cram could've stayed independent and rapidly grown and overtaken facebook like that's something that could have happened. It could have kind settled into a middle zone like snapchat or twitter seems more likely to me although I think probably would have been bigger than those two but. You're never going to know I mean it is true that facebook gave Mike and Kevin it instagram enormous resources. A lot of the reasons why Mike and Kevin sold was because running tiny startup that's blowing up is absolutely exhausting Mike. Krieger. was dragging his laptop all around San. Francisco. Because the servers were melting at all times of the day whenever Justin Bieber. Posted like the site stopped working and they really we need help. Finding a person who can quickly fix this? So we don't have to like that is the reason that they were entertaining these offers and wanted to sell it. So that is also thing that happened. Do you think that that same kind of argument or approach can apply to what's up? What's up basically did not come up yesterday and all the focus on Instagram, but that's the other one, right? Yeah, and we know weirdly a lot less about that acquisition I. Think it's because people in America just have so much less love for what's APP generally. That, it's never seemed as important. What happened to WHATSAPP as what happens to instagram even though WHATSAPP, is used, you know way more, it probably has way more engagement even than instagram does so I don't know why that didn't come up as often. We know there was a competitive bidding war for that as well. Goule. Wanted it as well. You know Mark Zuckerberg made them an offer, they can't refuse. Do you think everyday Google's we should've spent more money on what's whatsapp like this could have been solved. Should have, but Google has been placed under an ancient curse that prevents them from ever making the right decision about any social product. So it was doomed never to happen. It's fun looking through the documents and watching them casually say they should buy facebook dot com. Yeah, that. Point. That is how they talk like the window into these executives just casually being like we should just this thing or maybe not, or we should just copied ourselves and kill it before it gets any traction like it's repeated over and over again last facebook question. This one is like harder to parse because I. There's a chance, it's October is just joking around but. But. He's in many of these emails. He's like the thing about startups, as you can always buy them, which I think the committee thinks is a smoking gun, right? Like facebook's entire plan is to buy the competition to get the data from wherever they get it to say, oh, man, this apps popping, we just buy it and kill it before it competes with us. I. Think he actually said at one point. That's a joke. Yes, he did and I believe that you know it was two thousand, twelve, right? He was probably still in his mid twenties. At that point, the company was a lot smaller like people were joking around like there's more loose talk when companies are younger and I do think. It was it was part of that. I think the more interesting question becomes. Let's say facebook is telling the truth about everything. Let's say they thought it was going to be a successful acquisition, but they never knew it was gonna big as it became today and they invested in it and it got super big. Okay. Well, now, it's as big as it is. Should they be allowed to keep? Keep it or should they be forced to spend it out and if you're GONNA force them to spin it out. What's the argument that you'RE GONNA. Make about why one question that I have a lot is clearly the referral they're gonNa make, and it seems like if you don't have some other reason, we've heard hints that there's some other reason, the FTC scrutinize this that will eventually be revealed. But what you're saying is the antitrust standard at the time, the Consumer Hartman stand, which is still our standard. Says, you have to prove prices will go up both products for free. You're screwed. Right? There's nothing to review because you're not gonNA prove prove that free products are gonNA get more expensive. I think it's pretty unfair if you change the standard and you go back in time and say you missed that standard. So I think there has to be something else there. Well, what was the standard by which at and T. was broken up? Right? Like presumably at and T. didn't used to be that big, and then it just got really big and then they broke it up at least. That's the thumbnail understanding I have of that break-up. Well, yeah. But then reformed itself. Right. But because of lax antitrust regulation, right? Like it wasn't a naturally occurring phenomenon that all those APPS got back to the other or was that just sort of like inattention to capitalism It's like in the seventies and eighties. This is Tim moves book the cursive bigness in the seventies and eighties Robert Bork I can't talk about Robert on this podcast. Are we doing this right now. Robert was very influential judge Appellate Judge Federal Appellate? Judge. And basically moved the antitrust law to the consumer harm standard as part of a movement called and economics. A whole thing Robert. Bork. Mostly famous because he was not appointed. He was nominated Supreme Court by Reagan but they leaked video tape rental history, and then he didn't get nominated and that is where the expression getting bork's comes from. This is all true Netflix's still has to abide by videotape data privacy act is a whole. This is all true when facebook and Netflix had some partners, Nansen? Partnership. To. Automatically share your net flicks, watch history to facebook. They're like pending the change of this law which we are working on Robert Bork. He haunts us all. I'm sorry, I can't believe this much. Yeah I. think that's just like the law changed in the in the seventies and eighties, the standard change. The conversation right now is a very much about changing it back months and months ago, pre pandemic, we had an economist from I. Think it was Nyu Thomas Philippon came on the show, and he was like look you have this natural ab test going on in the world where the European Union when it formed was like, how do we get an economy like America's? So, we'll just take their competition policies pretty good, and at the same time we changed consumer harm standard. So everything you're seeing the EU is basically our old competition antitrust standard in. You can see how active they are in everything. Here's a new consumer welfare standard. Whether you believe, this is actually a functional Ab test given. The state of both governments is up for debate, but that was his point I thought. It was spare can say.

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"matthew yglesias" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

"Cuts and the Americans are the noticing small refunds because they're withholding. Was reduced when the new law kicked in math math, some say, we'll be right back fuzzy fuzzy math, first of all we started that with the music running underneath five seconds into the music's already coming up under them this. This is like when you do disclaimers. Yes. Yeah. It's like a or you throw a quick promo for tomorrow show. Right. And then they explain to you that seventeen percent of people think they got tax cuts think about that forty three forty nine percent of people voted for Donald Trump and only seventeen percent people think they got tax cuts as he points out a lot more did. And then the little that's all. That's math fuzzy math. I guess some people would say, no. But it's a fuzzy math, no, piano. Don't you form them you've told them over and over again that they're only cutting taxes for rich people, and they believe it because you've been lying to them constantly for two years, and they can. Continually over and over again here the same message. So of course, they believe it. But I mean that is your fault that is the media's fault. It's the same thing that we criticize when people say fake news, that's sort of crap. They're talking about. I mean, it's it's not it's infuriating to people. When you go through all this work. You get this thing pass it benefits people. The economy is roaring. And what do people think that Donald Trump is screwing them because he's not keeping more of their money throughout the entire year than refunding. And at the end that's insanity since sanity let me again give you Matthew yglesias. The the victory lap the victory lap of the progressive left. They know this. They know this seventeen percent of Americans think their taxes were caught new NBC Wall Street Journal poll shows that was the original tweet. Matthew yglesias writes, this nobody likes to give themselves credit for this. This kind of messaging success, but progressive groups did a really good job of convincing people that Trump raise their taxes when the facts say a clear majority got a tax cut. Do you have to be to say six s we lied success? How many lies do our democratic neighbors need? I'm not talking about the people in Washington. How many lies will they tell before you say enough is their ally that they would tell that would change your mind and say, this this the Democratic Party is not what I signed up for these are radical revolutionary, marxists. That will do anything to win anything to win the telling you, they're lying handling congratulate openly congratulating themselves. Hey, we lied, and we convince the American people of this lie. Can you imagine even gurgles didn't have the goal or the guts to do that? They were not standing out in the public square go and look at this Van Leer this, congratulations. We're lying to all of you. And you're buying it man were smart. We are dead asleep as a nation. All right..

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"Was reduced. The new law kicked in math Ozzy, Matt. We'll be right back fuzzy fuzzy math, first of all we started that with the music running underneath five seconds into the music's already coming up under them this. This is like when you do disclaimers. Yes. Yeah. It's like or you throw a quick promo for tomorrow show. Right. And then they explain to you that seventeen percent of people think they got tax cuts think about that forty three forty nine percent of people voted for Donald Trump and only seventeen percent of people think they got tax cuts as he points out a lot more did. And then the the little at the end. That's all math fuzzy math. I guess some people would say, no. But it's a fuzzy math. No, it's just don't you form them you've told them over and over again that they're only cutting taxes for rich people, and they believe it because you've been lying to them constantly for two years, and they continually. Over and over again here the same message. So of course, they believe it. But I mean that is your fault that is the media's fault. It's the same thing that we criticize when people say fake news. That's a sort of crap they're talking about. I mean, it's it's not it's infuriating to people. When you go through all this work. You get this thing pass it benefits people. The economy is roaring. And what do people think that Donald Trump is screwing them because he's not keeping more of their money throughout the entire year than refunding. And at the end that's insanity since sanity lemme again give you for Matthew yglesias, the the victory lap the victory lap of the progressive left. They know this. They know this seventeen percent of Americans think their taxes were caught new NBC Wall Street Journal poll shows that was the original tweet. Matthew yglesias writes, this nobody likes to give themselves credit for this kind of messaging. Success? But progressive groups did a really good job of convincing people that Trump raise their taxes. When the facts say, a clear majority got a tax cut. Do you have to be to say six s we lied success? How many lies do our democratic neighbors need? I'm not talking about the people in Washington. How many lies will they tell before you say enough is their ally that they would tell that would change your mind and say, this this the Democratic Party is not what I signed up for these are radical revolutionary, marxists. That will do anything to win anything to win telling you, they're lying detailing congratulate old thinly congratulating themselves. Hey, we lied, and we convince the American people of this lie. Can you imagine even gurgles didn't have the goal or the guts to do that? They were not standing out in the public square go and look at this van loo this congrat-. Relations. We're lying to all of you. And you're buying it. The man were smart. We are dead.

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03:54 min | 2 years ago

"matthew yglesias" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Problem in this relationship is Joni cats, the Nike three WIP IPC mecha-, you've got a tax cut and anybody who tells you didn't is a liar. Now, we're not gonna agree to disagree here. We're gonna then I'm in a mood. I'm exhausted by the garbage out. There was John Harwood over at CNBC. Trump hater. No wonder Trump's GOP tax cut is so unpopular just seventeen percent of Americans think their taxes were cut. According to NBC, Wall Street Journal poll. Why would only seventeen percent of Americans think that they got more money in their paycheck. This is true for millions upon millions of Americans. Why would seventy percent of Americans say that maybe it's because there have been a tremendous number of Democrats lying through their teeth about this. Oh, I didn't get as much of a refund that tax thing was a scam. It wasn't a scam. You pay less, of course, you've got less of a refund. What's wrong with you? Do you not know how mathworks and the answer is well made they do not mathworks or maybe it's a purposeful. Ignorance. Matthew yglesias a very leftist. Over the website, vox dot com. Tweeting out. Nobody likes to give themselves credit for this kind of messaging success. But progressive groups did a really good job of convincing people that Trump raise their taxes. When the fact say a clear majority got a tax cut. Translation, progressives lie to move narrative over facts and our thrills. When the lies are successful. Suck it jumps. That's what he said. The it is it is pride in line to you. I'm Tony cats. No lies here. Tony cats today. Eight three three got Tony eight three three four six eight eight six six nine every time a guy like Matthew yglesias opens his mouth guys like me. Find a bigger audience because why would you ever trust anything? Matthew yglesias says why would you don't even know Matthew yglesias? Matthew yglesias has been a longtime leftist and a a sickening fellow truly sickening fellow. But even if you didn't know who he was listening to the tweet, nobody likes to give them, by the way. When I say listen to the tweet understand. Matthew yglesias is four hundred twenty three thousand followers. He's got popularity people. He's got an audience. Nobody likes to give themselves credit for this kind of messaging success. But progressive groups did a really good job of convincing people that Trump raise their taxes when the facts say a clear majority gotta tax cut. He is proud to lie to you. He hates you. And every time some guy like him exposes himself, a guy like me picks up five more people, and I couldn't be. Thrilled. Welcome welcome to the show. Eight three three gut Tony eight three three four six. Eight eight six six ask me anything go on mostly anything. I'll answer mostly anything. It might be too personal. Don't answer the two personal stuff, but I'll adds a somewhat personal stuff. Dawn eight three three four six eight eight six six nine. That they're proud of the lies. I'm sorry. I you should be worked up of. The ninety three WIBC mesh up. What's now career you have to walk, Michael conman? What's next? Minister. Steel wall is not an emergency. When he twenty to be president United States. What's history his made history? Tonight's what's happening here at the top and bottom of the hour..

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"matthew yglesias" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

03:10 min | 2 years ago

"matthew yglesias" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Didn't is a liar. Now, we're not gonna agree to disagree here. We're going to then I'm in a mood. I'm exhausted by the garbage out. There was John Harwood over CNBC Trump hater. No wonder Trump's GOP tax cut is so popular just seventeen percent of Americans think their taxes were cut. According to NBC, Wall Street Journal poll. Why would only seventeen percent of Americans think that they got more money in their paycheck. This is true for millions upon millions of Americans. Why would seventy percent of Americans say that maybe it's because there have been a tremendous number of Democrats lying through their teeth about this. Oh, I didn't get as much of a refund. That tax thing was a scam. Wasn't a scam you pay less, of course, you've got less of a refund. What's wrong with you? Do you not know how mathworks and the answer is? Well, maybe they don't hot mouth works. Or maybe it's a purposeful admits. Matthew yglesias a variant leftist? Over at the website, vox dot com. Tweeting out. Nobody likes to give themselves credit for this kind of messaging success. But progressive groups did a really good job of convincing people that Trump raise their taxes. When the facts say, a clear majority got a tax cut. Translation, progressives lie to move narrative over facts and are thrilled. When the lies are successful suck chumps. That's what he said. It is it is pride in lying to you. I'm Tony cats. No lies here. Tony cats today. Eight three three got Tony eight three three four six eight eight six six nine every time a guy like Matthew yglesias opens his mouth guys like me. Find a bigger audience. Because why would you ever trust anything? Matthew yglesias says? Why would you don't even know Matthew yglesias? Matthew yglesias has been a longtime leftist and a a sickening fellow truly sickening fellow. But even if you didn't know who he was listen to the tweet, nobody likes to give them, by the way. When I say listen to the tweet understand. Matthew yglesias is four hundred twenty three thousand followers. He's got popularity people. He's got an audience. Nobody likes to give themselves credit for this kind of messaging success. But progressive groups did a really good job of convincing people that Trump raise their taxes when the facts say a clear majority gotta tax cut. He is proud to lie to you. He hates you. And every time some guy like him exposes himself, a guy like me picks up five more people. And I couldn't be thrilled. Welcome. Welcome to the show..

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"matthew yglesias" Discussed on WTVN

WTVN

03:49 min | 2 years ago

"matthew yglesias" Discussed on WTVN

"New law. It math some say we'll be right back fuzzy fuzzy math, first of all we started that with the music running underneath five seconds into the music's coming up under them. This is like when you do disclaimers. Yes. Yeah. It's like or you throw a quick promo for tomorrow show. Right. And then they explain to you that seventeen percent of people think they got tax cuts think about that forty. You know, forty nine percent of people voted for Donald Trump and only seventeen percent of people think they got tax cuts as he points out a lot more did. And then the the little that's well that's math fuzzy math. I guess some people would say, no. But it's a fuzzy math. No, it's just don't you who formed them you've told them over and over again that they're only cutting taxes for rich people, and they believe it because you've been lying to them constantly for two years, and they can. Continually over and over again here the same message. So of course, they believe it. But I mean that is your fault that is the media's fault. It's the same thing that we criticize when people say fake news, that's sort of crap. They're talking about. I mean, it's it's not it's infuriating to people. When you go through all this work. You get this thing passed it benefits. People the economy is roaring. And what do people think that Donald Trump is screwing them because he's not keeping more of their money throughout the entire year than refunding. And at the end that's insanity since sanity lemme again give you for Matthew yglesias, the the victory lap the victory lap of the progressive left. They know this. They know this seventeen percent of Americans think their taxes were cut new NBC Wall Street Journal poll shows that was the original tweet. Matthew yglesias writes, this nobody likes to give themselves credit for this. This kind of messaging success, but progressive groups did a really good job of convincing people that Trump raise their taxes when the facts say a clear majority got attacks cut sick. Do you have to be to say six s we lied success? How many lies do our democratic neighbors need? I'm not talking about the people in Washington. How many lies will they tell before you say enough is their ally that they would tell that would change your mind and say, this this the Democratic Party is not what I signed up for these are radical revolutionary Marxist. That will do anything to win anything to win telling you, they're lying telling their congratulate old thinly congratulating themselves. Hey, we lied, and we convince the American people of this lie. Can you imagine even gurgles didn't have the goal or the guts to do that? They were not standing out in the public square go and look this fan. Lou this congratulations. We're lying to all of you. And you're buying it. Command were smart. We are dead asleep as a nation. All right. Got a follow up note for feel the greens. Glenn good, news and bad news. The good news is I am still not sick. But thankfully, the amoxicillin has helped my wife and daughter recover from the bug. Thanks again for telling me about field greens. It boosted my immunity, and I don't have time to get sick. Now. The bad news. This weekend..

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"matthew yglesias" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

03:56 min | 2 years ago

"matthew yglesias" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Five hundred dollar tax cuts and the Americans are the noticing smaller refunds because they're withholding was reduced from the new law kicked it. Math fuzzy math, some say, we'll be right back fuzzy fuzzy math, first of all we started that with the music running underneath five seconds into the music's already coming up under them this. This is like when you do disclaimers. Yes. Yeah. It's like a or you throw a quick promo for tomorrow show. Right. And then they explain to you that seventeen percent of people think they got tax cuts think about that forty three forty nine percent of people voted for Donald Trump and only seventeen percent of people think they got tax cuts as he points out a lot more did. And then the the little that's well that's math fuzzy math. I guess some people would say, no. But it's a fuzzy math. No, it's just don't you form them you've told them over and over again that they're only cutting taxes for rich people, and they believe it because you've been lying to them constantly for two years, and they continually over and over again. Here the same message. So of course, they believe it. But I mean that is your fault that is the media's fault. It's the same thing that we criticize when people say fake news. That's a sort of crap they're talking about. I mean, it's it's not it's infuriating to people. When you go through all this work. You get this thing passed it benefits. People the economy is roaring. And what do people think that Donald Trump is screwing them because he's not keeping more of their money throughout the entire year than refunding. And at the end that's insanity since sanity lemme give you Matthew yglesias. The the victory lap the victory lap of the progressive left. They know this. They know this seventeen percent of Americans think their taxes were caught new NBC Wall Street Journal poll shows that was the original tweet. Matthew yglesias writes, this nobody likes to give themselves credit for this kind of messaging success? But progressive groups did a really good job of convincing people that Trump raise their taxes when the facts say a clear majority got a tax cut. How sick do you have to be to say six s we lied success? How many lies do our democratic neighbors need? I'm not talking about the people in Washington. How many lies will they tell before you say enough is their ally that they would tell that would change your mind and say, this this the Democratic Party is not what I signed up for these are radical revolutionary Marxist. That will do anything to win anything to win telling you, they're lying telling their congratulate openly congratulating themselves. Hey, we lied, and we convince the American people of this lie. Can you imagine even girl? Herbals didn't have the goal or the guts to do that. They were not standing out in the public square go and look at this Van Leer this, congratulations. We're lying to all of you. And you're buying it. Command were smart. We are dead asleep as a nation. All right. Got a follow up note for feel the greens. Glenn? I've good news and bad news. The good news is I am still not sick. But thankfully, the amoxicillin has helped my wife and daughter recovered from the bug. Thanks again for telling me about field greens. It boosted my immunity, and I don't have time to get sick. Now. The bad news. This weekend..

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"matthew yglesias" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

04:05 min | 2 years ago

"matthew yglesias" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"The new Trump tax law. Twenty eight percent say they're paying more to congressional joint taxation says that's a misconception nearly half of all households are getting a five hundred dollar tax cuts and the Americans are the noticing small refunds because they're withholding. Was reduced kicked. Math some say, we'll be right back. Fuzzy fuzzy math, first of all started that with the music running. Exactly, you're five seconds into the music's already coming up under them this. This is like when you do disclaimers. Yes. Yeah. It's like a or you throw a quick promo for tomorrow show. Right. And then they explain to you that seventeen percent of people think they got tax cuts think about that forty forty nine percent of people voted for Donald Trump and only seventeen percent of people think they got tax cuts as he points out a lot more did. And then the the little that's all. That's math fuzzy math. I guess some people would say, no. But it's a fuzzy math, no penal, don't you formed them you've told them over and over again that they're only cutting taxes for rich people, and they believe it because you've been lying to them constantly for two years, and they continually over and over again here the same message. So of course, they believe it. But I mean that is your full that is the media's fault. It's the same thing that we cry. Is when people say fake news. That's a sort of crap. They're talking about. I mean, it's not it's infuriating people. When you go through all this work. You get this thing passed a benefits people the economy is roaring. And what do people think that Donald Trump is screwing them because he's not keeping more of their money throughout the entire year than refunding. And at the end that's insanity since sanity let me give you for Matthew yglesias. The the victory lap the victory lap of the progressive left. They know this. They know this seventeen percent of Americans think their taxes were caught new NBC Wall Street Journal poll shows that was the original tweet. Matthew yglesias writes, this nobody likes to give themselves credit for this kind of messaging success? But progressive groups did a really good job of convincing people that Trump raise their taxes when the facts say. A clear majority got a tax cut. Do you have to be to say six s we lied success? How many lies do our democratic neighbors need? I'm not talking about the people in Washington. How many lies will they tell before you say enough is their ally that they would tell that would change your mind and say, this this the Democratic Party is not what I signed up for these are radical revolutionary Marxist. That will do anything to win anything to win the telling you, they're lying telling congratulate openly congratulating themselves. Hey, we lied, and we convince the American people of this lie. Can you imagine even gurgles didn't have the goal or the guts to do that? They were not standing out in the public square, go and. Look at this fan. This congratulations. We're lying to all of you. And you're buying it, man. We're smart. We are dead asleep as a nation. All right. Got a follow up note for feel the greens. Glenn good, news and bad news. The good news is I am still not sick. But thankfully, the amoxicillin has helped my wife and daughter recover from the bug. Thanks again for tell me about field, grains. It boosted my immunity, and I don't have time to get sick. Now. The bad news this weekend..

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"matthew yglesias" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

03:39 min | 2 years ago

"matthew yglesias" Discussed on KTOK

"Taxation says that's a misconception nearly half of all households are getting a five hundred dollar tax cuts and the Americans are though noticing small refunds because they're withholding was reduced. When the new law kicked it math math, some say, we'll be right back fuzzy fuzzy math, first of all we started that with the music running underneath five seconds in the music's already coming up under them this. This is like when you do disclaimers. Yes. Yeah. It's like a or you throw a quick promo for tomorrow's show. Right. And then they explain to you that seventeen percent of people think they got tax cuts think about that forty three forty nine percent of people voted for Donald Trump and only seventeen percent of people think they got tax cuts as he points out a lot more did. And then the little. That's all. That's math fuzzy math. I guess some people would say, no, fuzzy math, no, piano. Don't you? Formed them you've told them over and over again that they're only cutting taxes for rich people, and they believe it because you've been lying to them constantly for two years, and they continually over and over again here the same message. So of course, they believe it. But I mean that is your fault that is the media's fault. It's the same thing that we criticize when people say fake news. That's a sort of crap they're talking about. I mean, it's it's not it's infuriating to people. When you go through all this work. You get this thing passed it benefits. People the economy is roaring. And what people think that Donald Trump is screwing them because he's not keeping more of their money throughout the entire year than refunding at the end. That's insanity. Since sanity me again, give you for Matthew yglesias. The the victory lap the victory lap of the progressive left. They know this. They know this. Seventeen percent of Americans think their taxes were caught new NBC Wall Street Journal poll shows that was the original tweet. Matthew yglesias writes, this nobody likes to give themselves credit for this kind of messaging success? But progressive groups did a really good job of convincing people that Trump raise their taxes when the facts say a clear majority got a tax cut. Do you have to be to say six s we lied success? How many lies do our democratic neighbors need? I'm not talking about the people in Washington. How many lies will they tell before you say enough is their ally that they would tell that would change your mind and say, this this the Democratic Party is not what I signed up for these are radical revolutionary Marxist. That will do anything to win. Anything to win the telling you, they're lying telling their congratulate openly congratulating themselves. Hey, we lied, and we convince the American people of this lie. Can you imagine even gurgles didn't have the gall or the guts to do that? They were not standing out in the public square go and look at this Van Leer this, congratulations. We're lying to all of you. And you're buying it man were smart. We are dead asleep as a nation. All right..

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"matthew yglesias" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

Vox's The Weeds

01:38 min | 2 years ago

"matthew yglesias" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

"I'm Matthew yglesias today. We have a a double triple stuffed episode. We've got Sarah cliff. We've got as reclined, but we've also got Dylan Matthews. Hello. Hey, boom. Yes. We have Dylan here because there's a very weeds e topic that has been lurking but Dylan did the work on it. And this was we have for the first time in a while. I think number of different Democrats out there in prominent ways often running for president or at least potentially running for president who's been pretty ambitious proposals. That are really targeted at poverty and poor people. Dylan did a great piece for the site sort of breaking down five different proposals. Looking what they would do. And we really wanted to talk about these ideas and talk about that analysis. So we brought Dylan here and what's going up. Yeah. So what I did. And this is a collaboration with the team at Columbia the center, poverty and social policy who did all the numbers, but we looked at five different bills that all been sponsored or cosponsored by someone who is running or probably running for president twenty twenty and all of them use cash directly to cut poverty. And you can break them into three kind of categories. So come a-, Harris and Sherrod Brown have plans that would massively increase the IT C, which is our existing tax credit for low income working people in both expanded. So that middle class people would get it in poor people would get bigger one church Brown. Michael Bennett who are both looking at running for president of Brown somewhat more. Seriously, have a plan that would give three thousand or.

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"matthew yglesias" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

04:52 min | 2 years ago

"matthew yglesias" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Sapiro show. So now, anti semitic Representative Ilhan, Omar is retweeting a tax on a pack because this is what she does. She's not okay, Giardi apologized. She said Jewish money was behind American support for Israel. And also, she apologizes and also Jewish money is behind American support for Israel. That's pretty awesome. So eighty Barkan who is apparently some sort of. Slept wing activists is now tweeting out support for L Hanno. Mar she has re tweeting that she's saying that she's in tears thinking about how this guy gets his dying. How won't be with us in this fight humbling to Mr. presence encouraging solidarity, my friend, his entire thread is about how she is not in fact, an anti Semite for being anti semitic. So that's very exciting stuff. Speaking of which she is scheduled to speak alongside a senior charity. Official praised the killing of Jews on social media that salad stuff according to Middle East forum. Middle East forum reports that Islamic relief USA is hosting a fundraising dinner for aid to Yemen on February twenty third Representative ill Hanno Maher is due to speak alongside senior Islamic relief. USA official Yousef Abdel LA was widely criticized in two thousand seventeen after Middle East forum found hit expressed violently medic ideas on his social media accounts. Abdelilah who serves as Lana release USA's operations manager shared a very beautiful story about martyrs provide guns to kill more than twenty Jews and fire rockets to Tel Aviv. His other posts have referred to. Us as stinking and claim the Jews put the outside wall of Al Aksa on fire. I'll also like to comment on his Facebook post called on God to revenge on the damned, rapists Zionists. Oh god. They are no challenge for you, shake the earth beneath their feet and destroy them. As you destroy the people of odd mood and loads. In two thousand fourteen after Republican politician, Chris Christie apologized for the West Bank and Gaza occupied. I wrote Chrissy kneels down on his knees before the Jewish lords and says, I am sorry. Only money makes stuff like this happen, Mr. Christie, Muslims should remember this. Well, so is speaking next to this guy on February twenty third. So that's pretty great. So presumably she should disassociate from that. But when you hang out with this, many anti-semites at a certain point, you got to imagine the person's an anti Semite. Now, she spent her entire career hanging out with people who hate Jews, and then she references a bunch of comments, which she rips on Jews. And then she hangs out bug people like Louis Farrakhan. And we're supposed to believe that she is fully that she is fully invested in fighting anti-semitism. Uh-huh. Yeah. I I'm sure I'm sure that that's the case me. Well, Matt Iglesias the wealth Wiggham of political commentary is over at vox doing the vox thing where he presumably says that Omar is right. But we're going to blame it on the radio, and we're gonna blame all this on the Republicans. Matthew yglesias says the real reason that people in America support Israel is because of APEC is because of APEC because it's still somewhat about the Benjamins. Now, you'll have to explain why the top lobbying group in the United States on the subject of Israel is Jay street. J street. Superpac has been multiples of the amount of money. Apec has ever spent on politicians APEC, in fact is not make direct contributions to politicians Jay street is an anti Israel front group that is funded by money from people like George Soros. No, mention of j streets impact on politics at all by the left. But they also just APEC money is behind all of this. So Matthew yglesias who indeed is a dumb human being has a piece today over at vox dot com, defending Ilhan Hannah and saying well, really? She wasn't doing anything wrong. She was just a little bit blunderbuss in her approach. She's just a little too broad in her approach. He says the notion that congressional support for Israel is literally all about the Benjamins is clearly falls and all are could've save yourself from some grief by acknowledging is much. There are pretty obviously major questions of ethnic and religious identity in play that said, well, it's true to suggest that a cabal of Jewish moneymen control congress from behind the scenes, the perfidious financial influence, certainly does traffic an anti semitic stereotypes. It's also clearly true that pro Israel forces financial clout makes a difference in American politics. So you're saying it's bad to say the Jews are behind Americans being pro Israel. But also Jews are behind Americans being pro Israel navy. It can't be that Americans are pro Israel because they look at the opposite side of that. And see a bunch of people who have elected terrorist groups to lead them. It can't be that. It must be the money. Thank you. Matt. Gracia's a man whose intellect could lightly toast, a piece of bread is channeled into electricity. Maybe so vox dot com box planning things from here to eternity. What a genius says. Oh my goodness. Okay. Coming up, the fresh faces of the Democratic Party proving themselves foolish from Ilhan, Omar. But have we talked about today? No. We have not fortunately for us. We will get to in just a moment. Because as it turns out, he decided to spend the weekend lying about her own green new deal and the Washington Post today lying.

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"matthew yglesias" Discussed on News Radio WGOW

News Radio WGOW

02:10 min | 2 years ago

"matthew yglesias" Discussed on News Radio WGOW

"Big a consequence or set consequences as they do. We have proper education just basics. The green new deal would be laughed out of existence by virtually everybody who was exposed to it. Instead Associated Press is trying to treat it as reasonable and sensible in his out trying to sell it and in doing so they're lying about what it is. The lack of education extends to way, too many places this this journalists is name is Matthew yglesias, and I don't know where he writes advice or something. Well, today's millennial place slate. I'm not sure what. And here's the tweet. It's weird. Jimmy, how often JFK's let's put a man on the moon idea is cited as a success story, it cost tons of money was driven by Cold War hysteria and turned out to be useless to the point that it's been decades. Now since anyone has bothered to go. Do you realize how ignorant that is from beginning to end, and I'm being charitable calling ignorant. Let's put man on the moon cited as success story cost tonnes of money driven by Cold War hysteria. He's referring to the fact that the Russians the Soviets. Put a satellite up there called Sputnik. And that made us all paranoid refrain that we were going to be annihilated by nuclear bomb launched from space. So we had to get up to speed in the space game to keep up with the dastardly Soviets who people like Mr. Iglesias thought were harmless. And turned out to be useless to the point that it's been decades now since anyone's bothered to go now, you can only think this if he has had absolutely no proper education about that era. I remember when I was.

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"matthew yglesias" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

Vox's The Weeds

04:37 min | 2 years ago

"matthew yglesias" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

"Matthew yglesias, dare Lynn and Jane Costa him and today, we want to take a break from talking about Donald Trump presidential campaigns and talk about what these newly installed majority of house. Democrats wants to do we have heard a lot over the past month about how they do not want to finance a border wall. That's been the subject of a of a lot of drama, but they actually have a legislative agenda of their own. And it's it's kind of different from what the presidential candidates are talking about. Although I don't think prison for candidates disagree with it. Exactly. But it's a it's a different agenda. They have a Bill they they name it HR one. That's a way of showing. It's your your top priority. Every new congress sorta does that they pick something to be there thing and what they have here. It's a let's big I think the best way to kind of talk about it as a top line is that. It's a bunch of small d democracy kind of reforms the the liberal model of what a more participatory federal election system would look like. So there's stuff in here. Some campaign finance stuff with requiring foot unquote dark money groups to disclose their donors and offering a much more robust public financing model for congressional campaigns. There's voting reform stuff in here like implementing automatic voter registration and making election day a federal holiday and there's ethics stuff including making the office of government ethics so much more robust entity within the executive branch requiring the supreme court to have a code of ethics. It's a bunch of different policy issues. That makes sense if you're thinking about it from the perspective of what have Democrats at the national level felt is missing from. You know, the federal government that makes it difficult for people to have their voices heard in the profit. So let's go full full laundry list. Okay. They've got a big small donor matching thing so you would get a six to one match for contributions under two hundred dollars. So this would greatly increase the significance of small donors in the political system greatly increase the clout of politicians who appealed to an online donor base and conversely, somewhat reduced the cloud of traditional bundlers, who bring in donations in increments of tens of thousands of dollars. Second. They sit call for a constitutional amendment to end citizens United. This is something Democrats say at doesn't really mean anything as far as I can tell and it's actually interesting that they pick that because that is actually picking a relatively a constitutional amendment is a very high bar. And then once you. You're trying to amend the constitution reversing the citizens. United ruling is actually a small chains. You could in theory. You could go way back to the seventies line of decisions which say that campaign contributions are a form of speech and can't really be regulated. But so they're sort of not actually going after the clout of big donors except insofar as their increasing clouds small donors. So then they have a disclose act. This is a Bill that's been kicking around. It would basically tighten up. The disclosure loopholes that have led to super PACS in dark money groups who who's donors. We don't know about this. The honest ads act which is in there, and he would require a Facebook and Twitter and other online social platforms to basically say who is paying for for different ads. He can't do. False flag stuff a mine. They wanna make government contractors disclose what political spending. They do. Tighten up some of the screws on how far in. Money can flow through shell corporations to come into electioneering. They wanna change the Federal Election Commission right now, the FCC is structured of to democratic commissioners in two Republican commissioners. It's it's structured to have three and three it stopped at currently has two to even better as a right now, it structure to be even and so what happens in practice is nothing happens. They gonna make it more like the SEC or some other commissions that have an odd number of commissioners. So that basically the president's party controls the commission, and then I don't know you could see that go in different ways. But it's in their Bill. It's one of those things that like, you know, former FCC commissioners of both parties have said that it would be a good idea..

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"matthew yglesias" Discussed on The Good Fight

The Good Fight

04:20 min | 3 years ago

"matthew yglesias" Discussed on The Good Fight

"Welcome to the podcast. Komen. Glad to be here. So I was looking for some of your writing of the past year in preparation for this. And I stumbled across an article that I'd been thinking of writing for a long time, except what you did better. It's tots with the notion of a deity and talks in particular about the phrase, all politics is dentist politics. Why is that phrase it team? What does that mean deeply is a concept invented by the philosopher, Daniel debt, and a deeply refers to a phrase that seems true and profound on its face. But is in fact, vacuous and shallow for the classic example is the phrase love is just a word, say lovely phrase. What's wrong with that is lovely phrase? The problem is that like all deportees, it has two possible interpretations the first of which is true, but trivial and the second of which is false, but would be mind blowing. If it were true. So to take through love is just a word that could mean that quotation marks around love is just a word in the same way. That word is just a word or Ethiopia is just a word and every word is just a word that is a totally banal, but true statement and on a second interpretation. It could mean that there is no such emotion as love and everyone who thinks they've felt it was either self deceived. The word love does not refer to anything in our world. And then and false somewhat is saying that the phrase love is. But a would sort of seems interesting with seems deep because it acquittal Cates between the two meanings. That's right. That it sort of gets his proves ability from the first sentence, which is trivial, but it gets it's sort of seeming depth from the second sentence, which when you look at it, Kathleen actually turns out to be wrong, the ad seems profound because we're failing to descend big you eight when we hear that. Like, you say we're getting the plausibility from the first reading and the profundity from the second. But really when you descend big you it you realize it's neither of those. It's actually just an empty phrase that really is meaningless. So that's an interesting point. And I'm sure that the divide to dislike inspirational cliches, and that'll give him a nice way of sort of reacting to stuff at the friends and relatives post on Facebook. Or if you know pictures of sunrises in the background, what does that have to do if identity politics, there's this argument, I've heard made by as recline of vox, and Matthew yglesias vox with regard to identity politics. Namely that when people criticize identity politics, they're really confused because in some sense, all politics are identity politics, and it's just a matter of which identities are being targeted or stoked in any given moment. And an example, I've heard used by Matthew yglesias is that one Barack Obama made a Star Trek reference in in some speech. He was. Appealing to scientists and the community of people who identify a science people in their capacity as scientists appealing to that aspect of their identity. I was thinking more Sifi nuts and scientists, but we'll let veterans lip. Yeah. She was assuming there that all scientists are Sifi nerds, which is a bit of a stereotype, I find that to be the offensive. So the idea is that that is just as much identity politics as a black person or a woman or a white man playing the race card or the gender card in a conversation or being appealed to as a voter in their capacity as the key distinction. That is being slipped. Here is the difference between an immutable identity and immutable identity. You're not born scientist, you can see to be a scientist tomorrow, you're born biologically, male or woman, you are born whatever skin color, you are. And that can't be changed. Let me back up you for a second. So what are you saying is that when people are critical of identity politics when you'll critical of dente part is the belief. You are was really saying is it's bad to basis much of our politics as we on this country and pops around the world on immutable trust on saying, we are a group of what people back people, whatever it is. And that means we have certain group interests and so on whereas there's nothing wrong with saying. Hey, we retired. And we want to make sure that retired people in this country..

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"matthew yglesias" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

Vox's The Weeds

03:54 min | 3 years ago

"matthew yglesias" Discussed on Vox's The Weeds

"Pursuit of the weeds box media podcast network. A Matthew yglesias here with Sarah, cliff Darah Lind. We're doing another edition of the popular popular with me popular with hopefully, the audience ask weeds anything feature we got a bunch of great questions over Email, and in the Facebook group, some of the questions were not that great. But we're going to answer the grid. Actually to good guess. Questions. You guys have that. We just don't know about. I would like to be answered. Yes. I should also say that. But we are attempting to do here is deliver you high quality answers as high quality audio content. Some of you have questions that I I hope to answer some day. But we don't have good answers to give at the moment in which case, we are not going to do it. So here, let's just let's just Dell right in with some of the some of the questions for everybody Marshall Bartley asked I wonder which of your stories you were most proud of I am filled with nothing, but shame for my stories. But I bet Sarah dare do some some actual good work. What are you proud of? I know the answer. This question should should be the peace on the process or lack thereof that the US has the border for not taking in people who are seeking asylum at ports of entry legally. It's a really it's one of those policies that because it's not as. Obviously visual or as active as some of the other things they've done on immigration can be a little bit hard to wrap your head around. But I'm with the help of our viz team editors, I did a really, you know, I like laid it out that should be the answer. The actual answer is that a couple of weeks ago, somebody discovered somebody at vox discovered the wrap-up of Jeb Bush's, twenty sixteen presidential campaign that I had written that was like so ridiculously large number like seventeen of the saddest moments from jobs, presidential campaign and honest to goodness when this was dredged up I was in an all day event. And I'm sitting there at lunch catching up on, you know, the vox media slack rooms with tears streaming down my face because I did not know I could be that funny. So that's what I'm going to put in the show. It's very very funny boxes to be funny website. Yes. Now, we're not funny now now that we got more professional or not fun anymore. So I'll just think stories ever in for vox, and probably the one that I most proud of I wrote pretty early. Invokes twenty fifteen or so it was story about central line infections, which are not something. They got a lot of attention. They're infections. You get. When you have some kind of V, essentially placed in Jiu, usually your arm somewhere else, that's delivering continuous medications. But these infections happen thousands of times a year. There was Alton thousands of deaths, and it turns out that they're almost universally preventable. If I certain Chuck list is followed if a certain safety checklist that is not too hard to follow his actually implemented. So I did a pretty end up story looking at the central line infections. And I looked case of a really terrible case of four year old girl named Nora who died after experiencing for central line infections in her last year of life. And you know, they're two reasons I was proud that story. One is just I it was a challenging one to write. It was one that took like four or five drafts to get through. I think I'd like to complete overhauls, but really got better as I worked through it. And that is one reason I'm kind of proud of it the other is that it just seems to have had a pretty significant impact. I've heard from a lot of hospitals who have incorporated some parts of it into their training materials like video we did for it. You know, from nurses who have said, you know, this is something I'm sharing at my hospital. So that is always the most Brad vying thing for me to hear is that our stuff is getting out there somewhere. So I'll put a link to it in show notes about story. I'm gonna pick on he was serious answer in terms of policy impact, far and away..

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Vox's The Weeds talk about the Intellectual Dark Web

Vox's The Weeds

02:00 min | 3 years ago

Vox's The Weeds talk about the Intellectual Dark Web

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