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Felix Salmon
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Host and editor, Cause & Effect
Jan 15 2018
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I wonder if $25 is the revenue-maximizing price? It might be too high. Of course fewer people pay full freight when that price has gone up by 66% (inflation-adjusted), and it’s easy to tell a story where once you’re paying less than the number on the sign (risking the staffs’ scornful frowns), you just give a dollar. Read more

Jan 11 2018
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Interesting article. You mentioned some increases in costs. But, I was curious about two others: how fast is executive pay rising and what is the increase in facilities costs and upkeep costs at Met Breuer? Wondering particularly about the latter and if they are outpacing revenue

Oct 25 2017
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Thanks for including the fact that museums selling artwork is not some unknown thing. I know you don’t like any artwork being sold by any museum but consider this:
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Oct 6 2017
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I’m really interested in the idea behind GiveDirectly and will definitely be donating to this new venture! Most poor people know what they need, they just don’t have the money for it. Giving them cash cuts out any waste that is spent on logistics, admin, ect.

Aug 22 2017
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There are too many financial inaccuracies to address in a Gawker comment but I’ll start with two things: Read more

Aug 16 2017
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Democratizing and innovating in-person donations is definitely a good idea—and that’s what we’re trying to do at DipJar (dipjar.com)! Already have 3000 DipJars across the country collecting one-step credit card donations, including many on retail counters and fast casual restaurants, allowing patrons to make donations Read more

Jul 13 2017
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This is amazing Felix. Better written than my dissertation rough draft.

Jun 5 2017
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Totally agree that the Kirchner administration’s beef with vultures led to needlessly provoking Judge Griesa. But is that antipathy really the reason the “lock law” was passed? Pretty sure that had a lot more to do with securing participation in the 2005 exchange.

May 22 2017
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I concur with Felix in arguing heavily against this point: “Steinbaum says that it ‘probably entails’ Uber ‘withholding service as prices are bid up, especially during surges.’” Read more

May 18 2017
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An interesting idea. After thinking about it(I am Pro-deportation and actually support what ICE does), I honestly think its not a bad idea to get legal immigrants who are not citizens a say in a local government. This should obviously not extend to State and federal level government, but in a more localized setting Read more

May 17 2017
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I wouldn’t automatically reject this idea simply because I never considered it. I would not assume that voting == citizenship any more than I would assume citizenship == voting (it does not, of course). Read more

May 17 2017
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No. I favor a path to citizenship and equal rights for citizens and non-citizens alike, and I hate how immigrants both legal and otherwise are being scapegoated and targeted by the current administration. But I don’t support this. You have to be a citizen to vote, and that’s how it should be.

May 17 2017
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I think many people’s first reaction to this is to consider illegal or undocumented residents voting, which would be fraught with disaster. But I have no problem with permanent residents, green card holders, etc., participating in elections. They have some skin in the game, too. Why shouldn’t they have some input?

May 17 2017
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The lengths to which some commenters have gone to ignore the substance of this article and your arguments, and resort to “but illegals!”, is too sad to be funny.

May 17 2017
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I like this idea. I’m for throwing out virtually all regulation around immigration - check people for communicable diseases and let them all in. Once they’ve lived here for a while, let them vote. I’m also in favor of allowing convicted felons to vote, even while they’re incarcerated. More people living in this Read more