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Mad_King_Kalak 2 points ago +2 / -0

Max Plank paraphrase "Science advances one funeral at a time."

As the grognards die off, new viewpoints become possible as the former gatekeepers are replaced.

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Mad_King_Kalak 2 points ago +2 / -0

Peer reviewed publications are the key to getting tenure in universities, thus, it's not going away, but many people are skirting it. First, they post the work to research sites as "draft" so the material gets out right way, not 9 months after submittal to a publication. Second, academic blogs that get wider readership.

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Mad_King_Kalak 2 points ago +2 / -0

You need to look for the U-6 dataset.

What Is the U-6 (Unemployment) Rate? The U-6 (Unemployment) rate measures the percentage of the U.S. labor force that is unemployed, plus those who are underemployed, marginally attached to the workforce, and have given up looking for work. The U-6 rate is considered by many economists to be the most revealing measure of the true state of the nation's employment situation.

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/u/u6-rate.asp

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Mad_King_Kalak 2 points ago +2 / -0

Labor market mismatch is the term:

The most recent World Economic Outlook for April 2022 just released by the IMF has some evidence here, suggesting four possible hypotheses for the current labor market:

(1) labor market mismatch—discrepancies between the types of vacant positions and the skills of job seekers; (2) health-related concerns, which may be a strong driver of the withdrawal of older workers from the workforce; (3) changing job preferences among workers, which may account in part for historically high quit rates—a phenomenon sometimes called the “Great Resignation”; and (4) school and childcare center disruptions leading mothers of young children to exit the labor force—the “She-cession.”

https://conversableeconomist.com/2022/04/21/the-current-puzzle-of-labor-markets/

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Mad_King_Kalak 3 points ago +3 / -0

I pretty much agree. But...deflation would be a disaster, because our entire society is built on debt. I'd prefer zero inflation, which would be possible, if they managed the interest rates better.

The only deflation that would occur, would be that as manufacturing got better, the stuff (like computers) that used to cost a ton get cheaper.

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Mad_King_Kalak 6 points ago +6 / -0

I'm of two minds about the post growth world. GDP is not a measure of happiness once you get past people having an working class standard of living. We as a society consume endless amounts of stupid shit, filling up landfills throwing away so much stuff and wasting money in the process and fouling the environment.

I mean, I don't want to dictate how somebody spends their money, but it ain't gonna make you happy to have fancy sneakers all the time or that big screen TV. Not to mention how much stuff that's built today just doesn't last, so we buy new shit to replace it all the time.

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Mad_King_Kalak 8 points ago +8 / -0

Multi-causal. Here are three reasons I know of, there are likely more, but these three I believe have the largest r-squared.

First, lots of people said "fuck it" with the vax mandates. Primarily women, and they are now doing what they should have done previously, which is stay home and take care of the kids.

Second, very generous unemployment benefits and stimmies are just now running out.

Third, excess mortality. Vaxxed people dying off.

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Mad_King_Kalak 1 point ago +1 / -0

I realize bots are a problem, but I refuse to give a phone number.

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Mad_King_Kalak 2 points ago +2 / -0

It goes to all of human civilization, with brief interludes of rationality and good governance in between your regularly scheduled clown world.

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Mad_King_Kalak 0 points ago +1 / -1

Even further, I think OP is using other alt accounts to engage people (like me) silly enough to comment.

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Mad_King_Kalak 1 point ago +1 / -0

You don't have to take it seriously as a currency. It's just a store of value, no different from stocks, etc.

Look up what happened to railroad stocks in the 1880 or so, or even gold for that matter. Both of those are still around.

https://www.history.com/news/the-black-friday-gold-scandal-145-years-ago

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Mad_King_Kalak 1 point ago +1 / -0

Make sure there are no covers on those TPS reports. I'll send you that memo again too.

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Mad_King_Kalak 1 point ago +1 / -0

It depends on the lie, or even if the thing you are being told is what they believe is a lie, or what they believe is the truth. Shadows on the wall mon ami.

and....

No, they're not. You can see even single single cells under conventional microscopes, and those scanning electron microscope pictures of viruses are either made up, not of destroyed cells, or of viruses.

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Mad_King_Kalak 5 points ago +5 / -0

The decline in fertility is multi-causal. Here are some main culprits;

  1. Increased obesity (which is itself multi-causal) - increased estrogen in the body
  2. Microplastics that mimic estrogen in the human body
  3. A rise in people who would say "no" to the question "do you even lift?"
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Mad_King_Kalak -1 points ago +1 / -2

Viruses are very small, and thus difficult to obtain good images of, especially when you're using one of those scanning electron microscopes. They have a hard time getting pictures of things like microscopic organisms like a tardigrade, so I'm not surprised the process is arduous. However, those aren't cells in the pictures. No nucleus for starters.

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Mad_King_Kalak 0 points ago +1 / -1

It proves these things called viruses exist, unless you can show the images are all fake.

(O.o) by pkvi
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Mad_King_Kalak 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yes. At one time lefty rags were calling out the FBI for push/prodding Mohammadians who otherwise were LARPing that they were really sexy wanna-be martyrs into terrorist attacks. It was a way to attack Bush for the Global War on Terror.

(O.o) by pkvi
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Mad_King_Kalak 2 points ago +3 / -1

That's pretty rich, coming from you.

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