Culture and Society (page 7)

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    No need for a ‘culture of snitching’

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist explores one disturbing aspect of Americans’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the unsettling trends to emerge from these lockdowns is the penchant for some public officials to encourage snitching on neighbors and businesses that don’t comply with social distancing rules…
    Mitch Kokai, May 1, 2020
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    The Right AOC on Point: Trusting North Carolinians to Do the Right Thing

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” contrasts North Carolina’s approach to COVID-19 with the approach in North Dakota and South Carolina. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, April 30, 2020
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    The Right AOC on Point: The Toilet Paper Test and Why It Matters

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” explains why toilet paper on store shelves will send an important signal. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2020
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    Churches’ role in reopening America

    Ira Stoll argues in the New York Sun that churches could play a major role in helping America recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s not the politicians who have the power to re-open America, or at least the parts that are now closed. It’s individuals, families, businesses, and…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2020
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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