James Surowiecki

James Surowiecki

@JamesSurowiecki

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I'm the author of The Wisdom of Crowds, and have written about business and finance for, among others, Slate and The New Yorker.

New Haven, CT
Joined on February 25, 2013
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We looked inside some of the tweets by @JamesSurowiecki and here's what we found interesting.

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Nothing like building Magnatiles with your kids to make you lament your total lack of creativity.

Quoted @LibraryAmerica

Movie lovers! Today the #ebook of our Manny Farber collection, ed. by @Fantomas2go, is on sale for a paltry $1.99—one day only. Click on "buy the eBook" for your preferred platform: https://t.co/FUrQ1e95Jl https://t.co/gN7yepl6Qq

Movie lovers! Today the #ebook of our Manny Farber collection, ed. by @Fantomas2go, is on sale for a paltry $1.99—one day only. Click on "buy the eBook" for your preferred platform: https://t.co/FUrQ1e95Jl https://t.co/gN7yepl6Qq

Go buy this now. For once, "essential reading" is not an exaggeration. https://t.co/3lXrtEbHJe

Make good arguments.

Quoted @AlecMacGillis

Meanwhile, I watched hundreds of the videos myself and wrote an essay on what I saw. https://t.co/sIacXLBF1O

Really good, thoughtful piece about what the videos of the Capitol invasion tell us. https://t.co/sO6BSbmN56

Quoted @deray

Dollar General will pay workers to get the coronavirus vaccine https://t.co/Gt2Oi4Wo2N

Smart. https://t.co/QYtcnS3zA8

A $15 federal minimum wage would be a massive transformation of the US economy. Right now, the federal minimum is $7.25, and while many big states have higher state minimums, many states, particularly in the South, don’t. But Biden’s still seems as a corporate liberal.

Quoted @owlswatch

President-Elect Sanders announced a new plan today that would establish a $15/hr minimum wage and raise $600 stimulus checks to the previously promised $2000. Progressives hail this as a historic win for the movement. “Bernie really listened and came through for us”, writes TYT.

It is true that Biden got no credit at all for coming out in favor of a $15 minimum wage during his campaign. https://t.co/VkSZgbiAtC

American CEOs are generally overpaid. But at most Fortune 500 companies, the amount they make is a tiny fraction of what those companies spend on total employee compensation.

Quoted @babadookspinoza

I never hear concerns about how the McDonald’s CEO making $18,012,549 per year might drive up the price of a Big Mac.

This might be because McDonald’s has almost 2 million employees. So if the CEO earned nothing and they gave his entire salary to the employees, each one would make an extra $9 - a year, not an hour. https://t.co/WXbJDe6uh9

Quoted @nytimes

Former CIA officer John Kiriakou sought a pardon from the president so he could carry a gun and receive his pension after being convicted of illegally disclosing classified information. He was told it could be floated to the White House, for a price. https://t.co/X1hdNSaeo3 https://t.co/bmGtAW9erM

Former CIA officer John Kiriakou sought a pardon from the president so he could carry a gun and receive his pension after being convicted of illegally disclosing classified information.

He was told it could be floated to the White House, for a price. https://t.co/X1hdNSaeo3 https://t.co/bmGtAW9erM

Who knows if the guy who said this to told Kiriakou knew what he was talking about. The sad thing is that the idea that Trump might sell pardons seems totally plausible. https://t.co/7vICtifPg8

Two of the - perhaps the two - most exciting players in the NFL out with concussions in successive playoff games. I would say this will change things, but it probably won’t.

The Browns’ fumble was also caused by a clear lowering-the-helmet hit that the refs just ignored.

Quoted @BryKno

I'm of the opinion that those should be offensive touchbacks -- move the Browns back to the 20 yard line. Penalize them for fumbling, but don't give the other team the ball without recovering it.

Yep. https://t.co/YVqVWh6AbA

If you fumble out of bounds, the defense doesn’t get the ball. And if the defense doesn’t recover the ball, why should they get possession of it?

Fumble through the end zone = touchback is the dumbest rule in football.

When Kansas City is playing like this, it feels almost pointless for the other team to even be on the field.

Quoted @CillizzaCNN

Ben Sasse draws a line in the sand https://t.co/zcxl0Z84kW https://t.co/mN9RLDOgQK

Ben Sasse draws a line in the sand

https://t.co/zcxl0Z84kW https://t.co/mN9RLDOgQK

Ben Sasse may want Republicans to be "the party of Eisenhower" in terms of tone. But in terms of policy, he wants it to be the party of Reagan, or even Gingrich. https://t.co/uWtSumJ8tT

Quoted @JamesSurowiecki

The problem with the "voted with Trump 86% of the time" is that it really shows how Trump toed a traditional GOP line when it came to legislative politics, not how the GOP toed Trump's line. https://t.co/qF6bGHoC5Y

Just as an example of how conventionally Republican the legislative agenda was, Mitt Romney "voted with Trump" 78% of the time. https://t.co/ubQo8KUtC7

Given Trump's indifference to policy other than tariffs and immigration, it'd be more accurate to say "Trump went along with the institutional GOP's legislative agenda 86% of the time" than vice versa.

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