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A Lasting Remedy for the Covid-19 Pandemic’s Economic Crisis

Joseph E. Stiglitz New York Review of Books
As catastrophic as it is, the Covid-19 pandemic offers a moment of reflection. If we set our sights high and not throw money at big corporations, perhaps we can emerge from the crisis with an economy and society that are stronger than before.

Stopping Deforestation Can Prevent Pandemics

The Editors of Scientific American Scientific American
Stopping deforestation will tamp down the spread of a long list of vicious diseases that have come from rain forest habitats—Zika, Nipah, malaria, cholera and HIV among them

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New Pathogen, Old Politics

Alex de Waal Boston Review
We should be wary of simplistic uses of history, but we can learn from the logic of social responses.

COVID-19 and Circuits of Capital

Rob Wallace, Alex Liebman, Luis Fernando Chaves and Rodrick Wallace Monthly Review
The way out is nothing short of birthing a world (or perhaps more along the lines of returning back to Earth). It will also help solve—sleeves rolled up—many of our most pressing problems.
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