Culture and Society

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    State revenues are getting hammered

    Tax revenues are falling for states and local governments across the country. The Atlantic wonders, “Will the coronavirus bankrupt cities?” Pew provides numerous examples of how state taxes are getting slammed: Hawaii officials have estimated a $225 million decline; in New York, it’s a whopping…
    Joseph Coletti, April 3, 2020
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    Adding a bioethicist to the coronavirus debate

    Jonathan Tobin notes at National Review Online one major omission from the federal government’s discussion of COVID-19’s impact. … [T]here is someone crucially absent in the public effort to deal with the pandemic: a bioethicist. The lack of someone who is qualified to speak specifically to the moral…
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2020
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    Interesting Suggestion from Lyman Stone

    “The only way America beats this is if curve-flattening becomes an interstate competition that replaces our lost sporting leagues.”…
    Jon Guze, March 20, 2020
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    Becki Gray Discusses Coronavirus with WUNC’s Jeff Tiberii

    Last week, JLF’s Becki Gray made her regular appearance on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC with host Jeff Tiberii. Becki joined Rob Schofield from the N.C. Justice Center. This episode covered all the ways North Carolina could be affected by the Coronavirus. Gov. Cooper declared a state of emergency…
    Brenee Goforth, March 19, 2020
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    Community Response is Crucial During Coronavirus

    The Coronavirus has everyone talking about how the government should respond, but it is important to remember that our communities can respond too. In his recent research brief, JLF’s Joe Coletti shares what people have been doing to help their communities in this difficult time. Coletti writes: Nextdoor is filled…
    Brenee Goforth, March 19, 2020
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    Martin Center column highlights art’s importance

    Michael Pearce writes for the Martin Center about why art matters. What do conservatives want to conserve? Clearly, conservatives everywhere desire the preservation and maintenance of the good things belonging to their various cultures that have been passed down from previous generations to their present time. That desire also…
    Mitch Kokai, March 18, 2020
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    Doesn’t fit the narrative!

    A scholarly paper released last week finds “No evidence of any systematic bias against manuscripts by women in the peer review process of 145 scholarly journals.” From the Abstract: This article examines gender bias in peer review with complete data on 145 journals in various fields of…
    Jon Guze, March 4, 2020