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The Dictatorial Impulse Behind the Shaming of PPP Recipients

Shaming attacks seek to punish critics of the welfare state for advocating against such measures as the Paycheck Protection Program.

Defending Against the Assault on Homeschooling

As millions of parents are now learning how to homeschool their children in the midst of the pandemic, a recent article in the Arizona Law Review by Harvard law professor Elizabeth Bartholet advocates for a “presumptive ban” on the practice. In this. . .

Vaccines vs. the Delta Variant: Talking with Dr. Amesh Adalja

In this episode of New Ideal Live, Ben Bayer interviews Dr. Amesh Adalja, a well-known expert on pandemic preparedness, about the resurgence of Covid infections around the country due to the Delta variant and how vaccines are holding up against the. . .

Thinking Philosophically About the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and the responses to it from both business and government are now dominating the headlines and overwhelming our lives. As we all begin to grapple with the wide-ranging effects of both the disease and the steps being taken to. . .

A Drama for Our Time: Ibsen’s Enemy of the People

Many have now heard the story of Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who first sounded the alarm about the spread of the coronavirus in Wuhan, but who was forced to recant by Chinese authorities. He later died of the disease himself. There’s a reason. . .

Seeing Through Misinformation About the Pandemic

How should we sort through the information about Covid-19 and distinguish fact from falsehood? In the first episode of New Ideal Live, Ben Bayer and Onkar Ghate sat down to discuss the claims around the drug hydroxychloroquine and the debate over. . .

THINKING ABOUT THE PANDEMIC

Amid the havoc and upheaval brought on by the novel coronavirus outbreak, there’s much to cover. This page showcases our latest pandemic-related content.