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Why neoliberal capitalism and the common good are incompatible

Why neoliberal capitalism and the common good are incompatible

If the response to coronavirus has accomplished anything, it is reminding us of the basic principle of our society. I say “principle,” which is singular, because there is really only one. It is not “all men and women created by you know, the thing,” which has as much to do with our way of life as the Code of Hammurabi, but money.

Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to “flatten the curve” – Washington Post

These simulations show how to flatten the coronavirus growth curve

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How to Protect Older People From the Coronavirus – The New York Times

How to Protect Older People From the Coronavirus

People over 60, and especially over 80, are particularly vulnerable to severe or fatal infection. Here are some steps to reduce their risk. Amid the uncertainty swirling around the coronavirus pandemic stands one incontrovertible fact: The highest rate of fatalities is among older people, particularly those with underlying medical conditions.

Peter Wehner: The Trump Presidency Is Over – The Atlantic

The Trump Presidency Is Over

To be sure, the president isn’t responsible for either the coronavirus or the disease it causes, COVID-19, and he couldn’t have stopped it from hitting our shores even if he had done everything right. Nor is it the case that the president hasn’t done anything right; in fact, his decision to implement a travel ban on China was prudent.

Google tracked his bike ride past a burglarized home. That made him a suspect.

Google tracked his bike ride past a burglarized home. That made him a suspect.

That request triggered the Jan. 14 notice the technology giant sent to McCoy, part of its general policy on notifying users about government requests for their information. The notice was McCoy’s only indication that police wanted his data. Gainesville police declined to comment.

Column: Bernie Sanders isn’t going to destroy Democrats. He’ll save them – Los Angeles Times

Column: Bernie Sanders isn’t going to destroy the Democratic Party. He just might save it

After Bernie Sanders led the popular vote in the Iowa caucuses, the emails started trickling in. Alarmed Democrats, and excited Republicans, saw in Sanders a ghost that has loomed over the Democratic Party for decades: George McGovern. McGovern, the 1972 Democratic presidential nominee, suffered a historic defeat that year.

Forget socialism: The threat in 2020 is Trump’s Stalinism

Forget socialism: The threat in 2020 is Trump’s Stalinism

Impeached president Donald Trump has learned a lot from Russian President Vladimir Putin, and for someone who has a personality more akin to that of Josef Stalin-the narcissism, paranoia, messiah complex fostering a cult of personality-that’s terrifying. One of the most dangerous things he’s taken from Putin is the art of disinformation, at work now as …

IF YOU LIKE SOCIALISM SO MUCH, WHY DON’T YOU MOVE TO VENEZUELA? – Wrestling with Philosophy

IF YOU LIKE SOCIALISM SO MUCH, WHY DON’T YOU MOVE TO VENEZUELA?

We’re entering election season in the US of A, so it’s time to pollute the internet’s comments sections with fear mongering, bad arguments, strawmen, and knee-jerk reactions. Of course, these rhetorical techniques and fallacious argument forms pervade all domains of discourse. But when it comes to political discourse in ‘Murica, expect to find these cranked…

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