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Why You Should NOT Stay Home

Go to the beaches… Mingle with friends… Get back to work. In the long run, this is best for everyone. If you’re like me, you’re going on Facebook and seeing a lot of people urging others to stay home. Some posts are quite angry. There is a growing fury against the protestors who want to…

And the People Woke Up

If you have any presence on social media at all, you have surely seen Kitty O’Meara’s sentimental prose poem “And the People Stayed Home,” which has circled the globe faster than a corona virus in the past couple of weeks. O’Meara says that she had been feeling sad and anxious about the pandemic and the…

What We Should Learn from China Now

Just in time for our mass incarceration – I mean, our leisurely sheltering at home — Amazon Prime has released its award-winning documentary about a killing scourge that invaded China. No, this is not the scourge currently circling the globe and leading to draconian measures to eradicate it, but China’s draconian population control that upended…

COVID-19 and the Trolley Problem

Most wannabe moral philosophers know the “trolley problem” or, to be more accurate, the class of trolley problems, which seek to reveal whether you’d take a deliberate, positive action that you know will harm someone in order to reduce harm to others. The purpose of these thought experiments is to shed light on morality and…

Using a Sledge Hammer to Crack a Nut

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Today the Wall Street Journal issued its best editorial regarding the current crisis: “No society can safeguard public health for long at the cost of its economic health.” The WSJ is finally saying what a lot of us have been saying all along — government officials are using a sledge hammer to crack a nut.…

In Praise of Business

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All week I’ve been receiving emails from the companies I do business with, telling me what they are doing to keep customers safe during the coronavirus scare. My airline companies have waived cancellation and change fees to help me navigate my changing travel plans. When Royal Caribbean was forced to cancel a cruise I was…

Big Tech Suppression

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Remember when you woke up, opened the newspaper and enjoyed your morning coffee. It was such a simple time. You flipped to the sports section and knew you were seeing the same news as everyone on the block. But now those days are gone. Two-thirds of Americans rely on social media to get their news, and over time,…

Open Your Heart and Shift Your Mind

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Open Your Heart and Shift Your Mind at the Shakti Speak Easy by Shareshten Senior The Shakti Speak Easy is an event honoring free speech and free press, artistic expression, and heart opening and mind shifting music. Cynthia McKinney will be sharing her only U.S. public appearance in 2019 with inspirational messages of strengthening our…