Lies, lies, and more lies

There is a new blog post entitled, “The right to survive.”


Bezzles

Not much of what Uber and Lyft have said about the ridesharing business is true.[6]

Greg Bensinger, “For Uber and Lyft, the Rideshare Bubble Bursts,” New York Times, October 17, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/17/opinion/uber-lyft.html


Pandemic

Pennsylvania region

Tawnya Panizzi, Renatta Signorini, and Natasha Lindstrom, “‘You can’t fix it with facts’: Doctors share patients’ excuses for covid vaccine refusal,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 17, 2021, https://triblive.com/local/regional/you-cant-fix-it-with-facts-doctors-share-patients-excuses-for-covid-vaccine-refusal/

(Inter)national

One of these stories doesn’t logically follow[7] from the other.[8] But here we are and we’re supposed to trust these white supremacist gang[9] members with our safety.

Ryan Young, Jason Morris, and Ray Sanchez, “Five times as many police officers have died from Covid-19 as from gunfire since start of pandemic,” CNN, October 16, 2021, https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/16/us/police-vaccine-covid-deaths/index.html

Eric Berger, “Police departments face a shortage as unions enable officers to refuse vaccines,” Guardian, October 18, 2021, https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/oct/17/police-shortage-vaccine-mandate-unions-seattle-chicago


Walgreens

If Walgreens wants to be believed that it is closing stores in San Francisco because of crime, it would help if the stores they were closing suffered from especially high crime.[10] I guess they don’t want to be believed.

Rachel Swan, Danielle Echevarria, and Shwanika Narayan, “Is shoplifting forcing Walgreens to cut back in S.F.? Data on the closing stores puts the claim into perspective,” San Francisco Chronicle, October 16, 2021, https://www.sfchronicle.com/sf/article/Is-shoplifting-forcing-Walgreens-to-cut-back-in-16536960.php


Economics

Robert D. Atkinson, “Urban myths about economics have taken root — and the cost is high,” Washington Post, October 18, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/10/18/urban-myths-about-economics-have-taken-root-cost-is-high/


Infrastructure

Greg Sargent, “Joe Manchin’s ugly new demands expose the absurdity of arbitrary centrism,” Washington Post, October 18, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/10/18/manchin-climate-reconciliation-child-allowance/


  1. [6]Greg Bensinger, “For Uber and Lyft, the Rideshare Bubble Bursts,” New York Times, October 17, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/17/opinion/uber-lyft.html
  2. [7]Eric Berger, “Police departments face a shortage as unions enable officers to refuse vaccines,” Guardian, October 18, 2021, https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/oct/17/police-shortage-vaccine-mandate-unions-seattle-chicago
  3. [8]Ryan Young, Jason Morris, and Ray Sanchez, “Five times as many police officers have died from Covid-19 as from gunfire since start of pandemic,” CNN, October 16, 2021, https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/16/us/police-vaccine-covid-deaths/index.html
  4. [9]David Benfell, “Stephen Zappala’s resignation would be nowhere near enough,” Not Housebroken, June 11, 2021, https://disunitedstates.org/2021/06/03/stephen-zappalas-resignation-would-be-nowhere-near-enough/
  5. [10]Rachel Swan, Danielle Echevarria, and Shwanika Narayan, “Is shoplifting forcing Walgreens to cut back in S.F.? Data on the closing stores puts the claim into perspective,” San Francisco Chronicle, October 16, 2021, https://www.sfchronicle.com/sf/article/Is-shoplifting-forcing-Walgreens-to-cut-back-in-16536960.php

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