Residents are prepared for an expensive legal battle.
Greg GreeneThe sheer wealth earned by Venice landowners over the last few years alone thanks to the growth of Silicon Beach would barely be affected by adding a homeless shelter to the community. This is selfishness, and it’s gross.
Greg GreeneIt’s easy to believe that brick-and-mortar retail’s troubles spring from competition with online stores — but in real life, legalized looting by hedge-fund investors might be the core problem.
A Reveal investigation finds the resettlement agency relies on clandestine shelters to hold unaccompanied minors.
Greg GreeneThe Office of Refugee Resettlement is an agency that:
– kept a spreadsheet of rape survivors in its custody, so it could impede them from seeking abortions; but
– can’t or won’t give a full list of locations where it holds kids apart from their families.
"Tailspin" author Steven Brill explains how America’s protected class catapulted ahead of everyone else and destroyed the American dream.
Greg Greene.@seanilling: “A generation of Americans have exploited the rules of our system, hoarded all the gains [and] rigged the game in their favor. And they did it because they feel no obligation whatsoever to the country that provided the opportunities.”
Greg Greene✅: “In addition to being an abuse of users’ privacy, it’s pernicious in terms of security practices. The lesson some people are going to take from this is that enabling two-factor authentication is for suckers.”
"The baton rightly passes to our colleagues on our left."
Greg GreeneSomeone misread me the other day, when I wrote of capitalism “mend it, don’t end it,” as dismissive of the logic of democratic socialism.
Far from it — and this piece by @dylanmatt, featuring @delong, gets at why.
In an intriguing study, black patients were far more likely to agree to certain health tests if they discussed them with a black male doctor.
Greg Greene“‘Anyone going to see a doctor will be nervous,’ [an economist] said. ‘If you face discrimination regularly in life, you will go into a clinic with even more apprehensions. If you see a physician who is African-American, you will feel some relief.’”
Greg GreeneA sharp line from @BuzzFeedBen on Schultz: “He’s presenting himself as a firefighter; and he’s standing in front of a burning building, giving speeches in which he promises to fight not this fire, but definitely the next one.”
A paid speech by Joe Biden in October helped Fred Upton, a vulnerable Republican, win re-election in Michigan. Biden earned $200,000 for the address.
Greg GreeneWell, the romantic idea of a nation turning its lonely eyes to Biden — as if he were Joe DiMaggio — was funny while it lasted.
(Seriously: can we be done with this trial balloon? For real?)
After the 2016 election, the social network obscured its problems and fought dirty against its critics. Now we know how.
Greg Greene.@sivavaid, who literally wrote the book on FB: “While boasting of transparency and concern for the health of our communities, Facebook clandestinely played with the very villains who regularly warp and pollute our culture and politics.”