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The advantage of BRT is that you can combine segments of a route that have a dedicated lane with segments that don't. Counting operating and ongoing capital costs, the dedicated lane bits aren't really much cheaper than rail, but in theory you can combine...
From: Eschaton | By: Atrios | Friday, April 18, 2014
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I don't understand this practice of hiring American political "gurus" to advise campaigns in the UK. Politics and the media just are not the same there....
From: Eschaton | By: Atrios | Friday, April 18, 2014
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You're rich. Hire a damn driver.Better yet, be somewhere you can just call a cab.
From: Eschaton | By: Atrios | Friday, April 18, 2014
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The shorter version of this techcrunch piece on SF housing is that for various policy reasons, the supply of housing in SF is highly inelastic, and there is an odd coalition of interests that are quite happy with that state of affairs.Allowing more building...
From: Eschaton | By: Atrios | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Got the cats about 3 months before I started the blog, so they've always been kind of linked....
From: Eschaton | By: Atrios | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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12 years ago I started this sucky little blog, mostly because this "blog" thing seemed to be taking off and it was dominated by conservative assholes and eventheliberals, like every other medium at the time. I figured I could be a liberal asshole on...
From: Eschaton | By: Atrios | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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DigbyWhat she said.I guess it's just like Ellsberg. They're trying really hard to make this all about Snowden, instead of the actual story, the NSA violating the law and lying about their activities.  This approach sorta worked with Assange, but the...
From: Eschaton | By: Jay Ackroyd (@jayackroyd) | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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In almost all of its manifestations "affirmative action" (distinct from legacy admissions and the good old boy network) simply ensures that there's someone in the room who makes sure that this doesn't happen....
From: Eschaton | By: Atrios | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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I was reminded the other day about how one reason the press were totally freaked out by Howard Dean's presidential campaign was that it had a blog...and the bloggers just posted anything they wanted! Without being vetted!!! By, uh, whomever was supposed...
From: Eschaton | By: Atrios | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Actual blog anniversary is tomorrow! Exciting!!!Thanks to all who have contributed!...
From: Eschaton | By: Atrios | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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I have no idea what the normal range of human self-doubt is, or where my personal level falls in that range, but envy the man whose beautiful mind thinks like this.The billions probably help a bit....
From: Eschaton | By: Atrios | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Usually not what that means.
From: Eschaton | By: Atrios | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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I'm not comparing Clinton to either Ron Paul or Mike Gravel (or, earlier, Ross Perot), but I do agree that the idea that young people are looking to vote for a young is pretty silly. Paul, Gravel, and Perot all had a strange amount of young supporters....
From: Eschaton | By: Atrios | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Can't afford it? Just don't want to contribute? All fine. But if you shop at Amazon and might enjoy giving some of that money to me instead of Jeff Bezos, just click on this link or the ad at the lower right, or search bar to the left, before you make...
From: Eschaton | By: Atrios | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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I actually care about the civil liberties more, but I still keep coming back to the fact that all this stuff is just a colossal waste of resources.The New York Police Department has abandoned a secretive program that dispatched plainclothes detectives...
From: Eschaton | By: Atrios | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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I'm not normally one to cheer on the troubles of higher education. Most of my friends are academics, after all, and I was one. But there's something about the problems of law schools, places long immune from normal academic standards, with inflated salaries...
From: Eschaton | By: Atrios | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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I suppose as an urbanist I'm supposed to embrace new things like Uber. I think there are good reasons to have a well-regulated taxi market in cities. Pricing should be transparent. Revenues should be such that a hail-able cab market exists in the denser...
From: Eschaton | By: Atrios | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Thanks to all who have contributed so far. Consider a wee contribution....
From: Eschaton | By: Atrios | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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