Culture and Society (page 6)

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    Civil society’s vital role in addressing COVID-19

    Ryan Streeter and David Wilde explain at Real Clear Policy why response to the COVID-19 pandemic requires a strong civil society. The spirit of American volunteerism has been on display from the very beginning of the coronavirus crisis: Medical workers have flocked to virus hotspots to help; scientists…
    Mitch Kokai, May 26, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on the state elections board losing its request to loosen rules for the 2020 elections. John Trump’s Daily Journal focuses on COVID-19’s impact on music festivals and professional musicians.
    Mitch Kokai, May 22, 2020
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    The Right AOC on Point: Memorial Day reminds us about the cost of freedom

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” explains how Memorial Day reminds us about the human cost of freedom. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2020
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    COVID-19 locks and Millennials: Will they flee the big cities?

    Mitch Hall argues in a Federalist column that extended COVID-19 lockdowns encourage him and other Millennials to vote with their feet. [I]f local leaders prolong shelter-in-place rules with no end in sight, the ruinous social and economic consequences for individuals will inevitably harm American cities as suffering residents…
    Mitch Kokai, May 19, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact for meat supplies. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why the pandemic might drive more people to the suburbs.
    Mitch Kokai, May 18, 2020
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    Richer people really do give more

    A new working paper finds that people with more income and more wealth really do give more money away. A summary of the paper in the Economist notes The researchers found that wealthier people donate less to causes affiliated with religion and more to arts and educational ones. The…
    Joseph Coletti, May 11, 2020
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    What accounts for the decline of religion in American life?

    Lyman Stone attempts to answer that question in a new paper published by the American Enterprize Institute. The title is “Promise and peril: The history of American religiosity and its recent decline,” and the key findings are: American religiosity is in rapid decline according to numerous measures. However, Americans…
    Jon Guze, May 4, 2020
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    COVID-19 could produce social benefits

    Amid the bad news associated with the coronavirus pandemic, Yuval Levin explains in a Commentary cover story how society might benefit from disruption of our daily lives. When we defeat this virus … it is unlikely that the problems we confronted before the pandemic will have magically evaporated.
    Mitch Kokai, May 4, 2020