1 Moral Economics2020-05-28 21:53:57
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2 Yo-Yo Ma’s Bach2020-05-21 21:53:25
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3 Coronavirus Conspiracism2020-05-14 20:22:46
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4 COVID’s Cold War?2020-05-07 18:03:29
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5 Public Health Across the Pacific2020-05-01 01:48:41
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6 Questions of Leadership2020-04-23 19:04:47
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7 The Many Faces of Ferrante2020-04-16 20:33:47
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8 Viral Inequality2020-04-10 03:26:05
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9 The Pandemic’s Path2020-04-03 00:05:44
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10 Profits or People2020-03-27 01:07:05
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11 Springtime in the Plague Year2020-03-20 02:08:27
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12 Contagious Crisis2020-03-13 03:30:35
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Contagious Crisis

Our journals of the plague year start this week. Coronavirus went pandemic, and the investors’ bull market turned free-falling bear. In the conversation market, the monopolist Donald Trump is upstaged after 5 years, by a microscopic bug out of China. We’ve seen Italy’s hospitals sinking under the viral load, and satellite photos of mass graves being dug in Iran. Pro-basketball shut down for the season, and college kids got told not to come back after spring break. Tom Hanks and his wife tested positive in Australia, and Americans found they couldn’t get tested at home. Offices and factories shut down, and some people got to love “telework.” Coincidentally maybe, Bernie Sanders’s campaign got crushed at the same time coronavirus made its case for socializing medicine. Like nothing we’ve known or imagined, COVID-19, the novel virus, has arrived: the invisible bug that feeds on human lung tissue, the coronavirus, the omnidirectional killer and crisis that could feel more like a tsunami hitting than war breaking out. It is successor to epidemics like the modern ebola and SARS and the ancient bubonic plague. Its global spread has been formally designated this week a pandemic. But almost all the rest of the coronavirus is yet to unfold. The post Contagious Crisis appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon. …read more

13 Plagues, Pathogens, and Panic2020-03-06 05:43:21
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14 The New Red Scare2020-02-28 03:38:08
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15 The Soul of Care2020-02-21 01:37:08
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16 Malcolm X in Boston and Beyond2020-02-14 04:03:08
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17 The New Hampshire Primary2020-02-07 03:16:41
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18 The Age of Illusions2020-01-31 01:56:01
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19 Greta Gerwig Meets Louisa May Alcott2020-01-24 01:35:18
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20 The Costs of War2020-01-17 03:59:56
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