Are societies willing to sacrifice lives to protect the global economy, thereby reducing unemployment and economic suffering? Or must we put our financial resources into global health, so as to prevent even more extraordinary losses?
While it may be difficult to be overly positive right now, we can only hope that in sharing experiences and resources with one another, we can initiate a larger conversation surrounding work culture.
There is no better time for fundamental change than now.
The fundamental assumption when it comes to voting protocol should be as follows: everyone who is legally able to vote should be able to do so as easily as possible.
In the midst of an unprecedented pandemic that will likely leave a mark on humanity for eternity, it has become apparent that mere discussions about misinformation cannot suffice. We, as consumers of media, need to take action.
The unity demonstrated by communities across the globe in order to combat this virus is truly astounding. In the midst of the chaos, humanity prevails.
At the end of all of this, when the bodies are counted, they will likely claim they had no choice. They did everything they could and democracy is messy. We will know better, and we will vote like it.
Without the immediate issuing of these government-backed loans, companies will be unable to pay their creditors, let alone their employees — an undoubtable recipe for mass bankruptcy.
After Indiana, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and countless other states postponing their primary elections and expanding absentee voting guidelines, it comes as a shock that Wisconsin’s institutions have ruled otherwise.
The most privileged in our society are now being forced to face the reality that they aren't actually invincible, that there are some glaring gaps in services and support, and we can only hope that this leads to a revolution of sorts.
Perhaps disasters of this magnitude would always hit such groups the hardest, but the fact that a section of society lives life forever hanging perilously off a precipice highlights a deficiency in our society, where we are not able to adequately provide for all our fellow humans.
As the coronavirus pandemic tests our switch to alternative modes of education delivery, we should be reminded how online learning is increasingly relevant to ambitious and self-motivated students today willing to trade off the benefits of an on-campus instructional experience for greater convenience and flexibility.
I am exhausted. I imagine you are too.
Many in support of a universal healthcare system argue the financial burdens placed on uninsured Americans in the aftermath of a coronavirus pandemic would finally necessitate the implementation of a medicare for all system.
Wisconsin voters are left with the choice: Do they want a moderate candidate that could draw support from anti-Trump Republicans, or a progressive candidate that could increase voter turnout?
Liz Warren was young once. Liz Warren was considered “poor,” once. I’m the beneficiary of a full Pell grant, so me too. Our stories have a similar beginning, who knows if they will have a similar end. All I know is that beyond policy or party, it has been a tremendous honor to support her over the past few months. And even though it is hard to imagine that her campaign is ending despite so much promise, nevertheless, we persist.
2020 marks the start of a new decade, one where we can no longer afford to live with divides in the face of global crises. If we cannot adequately handle the first crisis that comes our way this decade, we might as well consign ourselves to our doom.