Nov 29 Goldy commented on The Morning News: Evacuation Order at Standing Rock, Matt Hickey in Court, Jon Grant Running for City Council.
gnossos @29:

Well, we exes have no plans to recreate Slog, but you can always head over to our Facebook page—The Estranger—where we post links to the latest writings from the Slog diaspora.
Nov 29 Goldy commented on The Morning News: Evacuation Order at Standing Rock, Matt Hickey in Court, Jon Grant Running for City Council.
So, since there obviously won't be a goodbye post, is this the open thread where we all get to thank Ansel for his several years of hard thankless work?
May 19, 2015 Goldy commented on Los Angeles Is Raising Its Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour.
That wasn't very celebratory. $15 in LA doesn't happen without $15 in Seattle. And $15 in Seattle doesn't happen without The Stranger. If you think about it, LA workers (and restaurateurs) have The Stranger to thank for their new higher minimum wage. So congratulations!
Mar 31, 2015 Goldy commented on Young MIT Economist Argues that NIMBYism and not Financial Assets Is the Source of Inequality.
I actually think that folks are focusing on the wrong part of Rognlie's paper. Housing and financial capital are convertible. Global financial capital is pouring into real estate. Even hedge funds are investing in it. And you don't get hundreds of $20 million plus condos in Manhattan without yawning income inequality.

The real heart of Rognlie's argument is that Piketty is wrong in asserting that inequality is growing because R > G, but Piketty doesn't actually assert that. Piketty himself argues that the main driver of income inequality right now is increasingly unequal labor income rather than a rising capital share. Rather, he argues that a rising capital share could greatly increase inequality IN THE FUTURE. He says growth will be slow in the future, we will have more capital per worker (which is already true, even for non-housing capital), and that the rate of return won’t go down (continued measures to suppress labor as well as growing developing countries can do this). The best way to think about Piketty is that he lays out a prediction for how inequality can increase in the future (strongly supported by how R > G increased inequality in the past) and the Rognlie paper shows that the future has not yet arrived. But the future can still come!
Feb 24, 2015 Goldy commented on Why Republican Lawmakers Should Be In Charge of Women's Reproductive Health Care?.
@41 Just put it on my calendar. Hope to be there.
Feb 19, 2015 Goldy commented on Are Voters Mad at Council Members Who Voted for the Tunnel? Poll Says Yes..
@5 It is most definitely not a push poll. It is clearly a poll designed to test messaging. It would be crazy to do a push poll this far out from the election, and if you did, it wouldn't look like this.
Dec 23, 2014 Goldy commented on Ark Lodge Cinema Is Screening The Interview on Christmas Day.
It's also worth noting that Ark Lodge offers top-notch digital projection and audio. So you don't sacrifice anything in the experience.
Dec 10, 2014 Goldy commented on What Do You Think of Pixar's New Inside Out Trailer?.
@4 Paul's not interested in this movie because he has no emotions.
Dec 6, 2014 Goldy commented on The Stranger's New City Hall Reporter Is Heidi Groover!.
@2 Actually, the Stranger newsroom looks so much more calm and comfortable now that there aren't so many damned reporters in it.