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Matt is the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! Next will be the bestseller "Losing My Religions." Currently, he is President of One Step for Animals; previously, he was shitcanned from more nonprofits than there is room to list here. Before Matt’s unfortunate encounter with activism, he was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA to impress Carl Sagan. His hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED} He lives in Tucson with Anne and no dogs, no cats, and no African tortoises (although he cares for all of these).

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Insanity from the Obama Era

In this podcast about the threat of nuclear war, Lisa Perry notes that the U.S. is going to spend $1.7 trillion (trillion -- with a "T") to "modernize" our nuclear weapon inventory. $1.7 trillion

Having read about this in The Bomb, I understand the pressure the Obama administration felt to do this. But it seems relatively clear to me now that agreeing to this was a big mistake. 

More broadly, though, keep this* in mind when you hear that we can't spend money to help people, we "have to" cut social security, etc. 

*And the fact that every year, the U.S. spends more on "defense" than the next ten most profligate countries combined

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