1. Jacob Rees-Mogg proper gets on my tits. Here we have a man who has decided that not only can we leave without a deal, but also that the EU can, on a whim, relax its entire legal order for the sole benefit of the UK with no international consequences.
2. In his mind the government should be calling Brussels' bluff, putting the EU's position down to intransigence rather than a coherent political stance. And this explains the Brexiter mindset throughout. They think this is a classic negotiation. It really isn't.
3. There really is no negotiation to be had. It's more a case of navigating the Brexit process and choosing from a menu of options - where there is some scope within each avenue for flex, but there is no fantasy bespoke system that violates the EUs legal order.
before i go to some ideas from the modern synthesis that are targeted at blurgs & blurging, tho, i want to point at one thing that won't work, and why.
what won't work is "try harder", and why it won't work is "because humans".
The 14th amdt turns 150 years old this year on July 9. It is the closest we’ve come to writing into the constitution what we claimed in the Declaration of Independence. If you’re forced to pick one, choose the 14th - above the 1st, the 2nd, or the FIF. Sorry Dave Chappelle.
2/x I’m using this as a thread to post one tweet a day about the fourteenth amendment until its 150th anniversary on July 9th. John Bingham, republican of Ohio, is credited as the principal author of Section 1 of the amendment, which contains its substantive rights provisions.
3/x I sort of lied when I said I would post one tweet per day until July 9th to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the 14th. Some ideas don’t fit in one tweet. So let’s say one thread per day - short ones:
Jordan Peterson’s functionalist account of hierarchy is so risible that not only do anthros & socs not believe it, but economists, political scientists & evolutionary biologists consider it basically conclusively disproved.
Let’s look at the evolutionary evidence first. Hierarchy depends at least minimally on a social structure, so only social animals can display it. But how common is it among animals? It varies but it’s less common than is normally realized.
b. free movement—absent some sort of enclosure, animals just leave hierarchies. This is incredibly common.
1/ Deliberate practice is widely considered to be the recipe for success, but there are some crucial caveats to understand about it.
2/ First, we need to make a key point: Before you worry about the finer points of deliberate practice, you just need to put in your reps.
3/ Many people get caught up in details and edge cases, when they should really be worrying about mastering the fundamentals.