Instead of making a whole show about abstract ideals like “The Economy” and “Liberty” when talking about reopening from COVID-19, call it like it is: we value a certain type of life more than another, even if it inevitably comes at others’ expense.
If you’re privileged enough to risk boredom, try it. Stare at a blank wall, the sky, or a solitary leaf until your brain produces its own hallucinogens and the clouds become a pod of whales going nowhere.
While it’s even more tempting to double our efforts or throw more people at the problem, there can definitely be too many cooks in the kitchen and simply throwing more meat into the oven won’t get you more roasts faster. I used to watch a… Read More
(For a more in-depth look into Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories, the New York Times wrote a wonderful explainer on why they spread and why stopping their spread matters.) The late Miriam Defensor Santiago of the Philippines once quipped in response to allegations of death threats being… Read More
$33. That’s how much I calculated an hour of my time being worth up until last year. I took my annual post-tax income and divided it by an estimate of how many hours I worked in a given year. Here’s what immediately happened: I became… Read More