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hi everyone! I am a she/her interested in way too many things, but not great at many (which I am very comfortable with 😁): drawing, knitting, video and board games, dungeon mastering, machine learning. I also enjoy reading and watching movies and TV, and am actually pretty good at those 😅 looking forward to getting to know everyone!

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If there's one thing I love knowing absolutely nothing about, it's Dune

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@clacke "Such a claim, if seriously advanced, becomes equivalent to a denial that there is even minimal scientific content in economics, and that, in consequence, economists can do nothing but write as advocates for ideological interests." 🤔

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> They knew they had two very similar labour markets, but they also realised they had a control group (Pennsylvania) where nothing was going to change, and a treatment group (New Jersey) where nothing was going to change except for one variable: the increase in the minimum wage.

> So, they surveyed 410 fast food restaurants in New Jersey and Pennsylvania before and after the rise in the minimum wage.

www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-13…

> However, their findings weren't welcomed by the establishment.
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> American economist James Buchanan, a Nobel Laureate himself (in 1986), was scathing of the suggestion that a core "law" of economics might not be universal after all.
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> "Just as no physicist would claim that 'water runs uphill,' no self-respecting economist would claim that increases in the minimum wage increase employment."

/via pod.haxxors.com/posts/65bdd9e0… @ahuka

Corporate bullshit 

I'm doing company mandated inclusion courses and it's physically painful

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Corporate bullshit 

Did you know? Being excluded is bad 😞 and when your employees feel excluded they are less productive 💸 don't worry though! 💪 We're here to tell you about our scientifically developed system, consisting of five words whose initials spell out a sixth, totally inane word ✨ this is definitely not a super basic buzzfeed style listicle turned into a product because we're neurologists 🤓

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cool fact: the original luddites didn’t oppose technology but rather the bosses using new tech to disenfranchise workers! the bosses then had the luddites murdered in the streets and their arguments were replaced with “tech bad 🤢” to prevent others from carrying on their challenge to industrial authorities

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I let Shankly lick a spoon that had sour cream on it

Omg Figo found a hair elastic and a piece of bubblewrap and has been playing for several minutes. Even Ursula is just sitting down looking at him like. Dude. Wtf are you doing

I'm realising that I have always confused "having strong opinions" with "having extreme opinions". So would tend to formulate extremely simple things that I believe in strongly, e.g. "I don't really like tomatoes", as "I really hate tomatoes, they are stupid and people that like them are bad", thinking this was fine because It's Just My Strong Opinion, or that if I said it any other way my opinion on tomatoes would simply be dismissed.

Gonna be working on that for a while, I think!

Cherry on top, it's dubbed over. Extreme corniness. These Vikings have the same emotional gravitas as imported lunchtime soap operas

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Extremely annoyed at this documentary for going out of its lane and reenacting + telling in the first person the story of a Viking woman side by side with experts describing their society. I think I'm OK with a little reenactments but they're making this so corny and harder to follow!!!

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Felt a little bummed this morning, so took a break from work to go a short hike … 

… up Mt. Pancake 🥞

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Me at my job: everything I do is useles, I am purposeless, if I stopped existing I don't think humanity would take longer to reach new heights

Me setting my legs into a cat slide for Ursula: I am irreplaceable and my existence is a definite net positive for humanity

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“Piracy is not a victimless crime” you’re right, it hurts billionaires, which is why you should do it

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