In this together? What can the rights and responsibilities of Dewey's public tell us about our current predicament?
The 'folk' conception of rights is a major obstacle to combating the pandemic. Perhaps it's time we had a talk about the limits of personal liberty.
How might we best communicate the science to those who remain skeptical? What role do each of us have to play?
Should citizens refusing vaccination be denied a stimulus check? Is this proposal really any different from school immunizations?
Whatever the market can bear? Does private enterprise owe anything to public health?
The burden of isolation is heavy, but the risk of get-togethers is great.
When it comes to public health, is one voice just as good as any other? And what might be the requirements for justified disbelief?
How can we determine when public interest should trump politician's personal rights?
How can we design an educational model in our current circumstances that might serve everyone's needs from children to parents to teachers?
Optimism can sometimes infect belief-formation. And once it takes hold, it's extremely difficult to uncouple.