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Lydia DePillis

@lydiadepillis

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Economy reporter @nytimes . Forever asking people to explain things. Plant-based. Tips/praise/etc.: lydia.depillis @nytimes .com. DM for Signal.

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Lydia DePillis
22 days ago
As we fill out our GDP report, I want to note two related things: 1) We made a form for folks to tell us how they're navigating a confusing and volatile economic landscape. Please share! A running conversation will keep us grounded & seed new stories.
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Lydia DePillis
an hour ago
Also, after the Elizabeth Holmes episode, I would've thought media would be more circumspect before exalting supposedly inspirational, highly self-promotional CEOs. The risk of looking dumb when they turn out to be frauds is just too high.
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Lydia DePillis
an hour ago
Why did the $70K CEO @DanPriceSeattle resign this week? Because the great @KYWeise was about to drop this bombshell report on how a fawning social media following enabled his dickishness, hypocrisy, and violence:
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Lydia DePillis
2 days ago
And the (inaccurate) assumption driving the tech platforms' determination to hold on to independent contractor status is that W-2 jobs can't be just as flexible as 1099 jobs, while offering all the rights and protections that most gig workers now go without.
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Adam Kovacevich
3 days ago
The assumption driving this piece is the same incorrect one driving CA's AB5 and other efforts to forcibly convert contractors to employees: that all workers would prefer full time employment over gig work. And yet...
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Lydia DePillis
3 days ago
Excuse me what? Don't miss @josheidelson 's latest, on how Whole Foods is going to the mat to keep employees from wearing BLM garb on the job (even though someone wearing a poop emoji escaped rebuke)
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Lydia DePillis
3 days ago
This @talmonsmith piece about the new battery belt raises a question: Will the people who make the new generation of EVs afford to buy them? Not as long as the focus remains on the same heavy trucks & SUVs that US carmakers have pumped out for decades.
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Lydia DePillis
3 days ago
Just used one of Google's suggested replies to an email and feel great about it.
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Jeanna Smialek
3 days ago
“Everybody loves stability, but if the flexibility isn’t there, I don’t think a lot of people are going to go back.” @lydiadepillis on why this hot job market is also a hot gig work market.
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Lydia DePillis
4 days ago
New from me: Lately, I'd started to see both statistical and anecdotal evidence that people were joining the gig economy in its various forms at higher rates. Which struck me as odd, job the strength of the conventional job market. Here's what's going on.
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Lydia DePillis
4 days ago
So weird thinking of currency as heavy industry, but here we are. Is crypto mining considered as "mining" by the @BLS_gov and @BEA_News , or "financial services"?
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Bloomberg
4 days ago
Stagnant crypto prices after this year’s drop have miners concerned about what lies ahead for the industry
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Joshua Eaton
6 days ago
One more thing on the Gannett layoffs: It’s hard to explain to people who haven’t worked in media how much national news is repackaged from local outlets.
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emily bell
6 days ago
the Gannett layoffs today are enraging and confounding.We have a publishing economy where Axios (no offence to them, it’s a good product) is bought for half a billion dollars and the Gannett ceo is on $7m a year, yet we cannot keep politics and education reporters in local posts
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Lydia DePillis
6 days ago
Is all of Washington DC in Maine?
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Lydia DePillis
6 days ago
This continues to be such weird framing. Like, the Clean Air Act was a really consequential bill. A few hundred billion for clean energy subsidies is meaningful and necessary, but other than strong regulations passed in the 1970s, the bar is on the floor.
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Zahra Hirji
6 days ago
. @SpeakerPelosi calls the IRA: "The most consequential climate action in the history of our Congress, of our country"
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