In-N-Out relents, will not have indoor dining in Contra Costa County

So I am finally fully out of my old apartment. I got it cleaned, expensively because my last housekeeper decided he didn’t want to come out that far, and turned in the keys.


Pandemic

Eric Ting, “Contra Costa County says In-N-Out surrenders, will halt indoor dining at all locations,” SFGate, October 27, 2021, https://www.sfgate.com/bay-area-politics/article/In-N-Out-Bay-Area-vaccine-mandate-Contra-Costa-16568951.php

Josh Funk, “Report: At least 59,000 meat workers caught COVID, 269 died,” Sacramento Bee, October 28, 2021, https://www.sacbee.com/news/article255326336.html


Gig economy

Electric vehicles

Apparently that deal for Hertz to buy 100,000 Teslas and make 50,000 of them available to Uber drivers[3] includes an option to raise the latter number to 150,000, in which case Hertz would buy 200,000 Teslas. Uber drivers will not have access to Tesla’s misnamed “full self-driving package.”[4]

Fred Lambert, “Tesla order could double to 200,000 Model 3s to satisfy deal with Uber, says Hertz CEO,” Electrek, October 28, 2021, https://electrek.co/2021/10/28/tesla-order-double-200000-model-3s-satisfy-deal-uber-hertz-ceo/


Infrastructure

There isn’t a deal until both houses of Congress have passed it and Joe Biden has signed it. And while rhetoric is often most furious when negotiations are drawing to a close, I’m more skeptical than ever that this is coming together. Just sayin’.

Greg Sargent, “Who is killing the billionaires’ tax?” Washington Post, October 27, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/10/27/who-is-killing-billionaires-tax/

Theodore Schleifer, “Will Billionaires Really Get Taxed to Smithereens?” Puck News, October 27, 2021, https://puck.news/will-billionaires-really-get-taxed-to-smithereens/


  1. [3]Joann Muller, “A big EV push for Uber drivers,” Axios, October 27, 2021, https://www.axios.com/a-big-ev-push-for-uber-drivers-358a720f-f1ba-4c28-9a83-1bb86061c9e4.html
  2. [4]Fred Lambert, “Tesla order could double to 200,000 Model 3s to satisfy deal with Uber, says Hertz CEO,” Electrek, October 28, 2021, https://electrek.co/2021/10/28/tesla-order-double-200000-model-3s-satisfy-deal-uber-hertz-ceo/

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