Donald Trump shattered norms, broke laws, and violated the Constitution, but he can’t keep power without reelection
Berny BelvedereInstitutions can shape human behavior, but only if a critical mass of people agree to honor them.
Berny BelvedereIt’s unrealistic to expect government institutions to control a president who wants to break the rules, doesn’t value democracy, and has unconditional support from enough members of Congress to avoid removal.
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If we want to stop overwhelming our institutions of knowledge production, we will need friction
Berny Belvedere"There is no going back to a gatekeeping model of information. But neither should our platforms necessarily do everything in their power to discourage the production and dissemination of quality journalism."
Berny BelvedereChallenging but important piece by @kmmunger about how minor changes in our social media architecture can, over time, better serve the public by recalibrating journalism's incentives.
When Rudy Giuliani ran for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, the Right broke out into a debate over whether America’s Mayor was a real conservative. I found this tedious. Though Rudy was not my preferred candidate among that class (and...
Berny Belvedere"The environment the president has built, in which he seems to be present in every molecule of cultural and political oxygen, is unhealthy, and I'm concerned that a vote for reelection constitutes a vote for this as the new normal."
🔥 from @SethAMandel
This is absolutely true. Those who are denying platforms and the opportunity to participate in the public discourse to people they dislike will not be satisfied with anything short of the deaths of those whom they have targeted. You think that's an...
A federal health agency halted a public-service coronavirus advertising campaign funded by $250 million in taxpayer money after it offered a special vaccine deal to an unusual set of essential workers: Santa Claus performers.