Do the responsibilities of celebrity extend to keeping some of their opinions to themselves? Must they play by a different set of rules than the general public?
The disconnect between semantic and pragmatic meaning hides all sorts of political motive and epistemic claims.
History, geography, and politics have conspired to keep most Americans sheltered from the outside world. This has worked both to our benefit and our detriment.
The question of where we are, how we got here, and what we should do now is more complex than our current conversation admits.
How can we balance deference to experts with the need for inclusive political discourse?
The current crisis offers a rare opportunity to reexamine and revise the economic, political, and social structures that define our worldview.
The anti-lockdown protests raise difficult questions about the justification of our basic rights and the legitimate limits to our personal freedoms.
The current crisis should persuade us to reconsider our relationship to the natural world.
In the absence of a substantial ethical code of conduct, it's difficult to assess the weight that economic recommendations should have in the realm of public policy.
Is there a meaningful distinction between loose science and antiscientific sentiment? Is it just a matter of intent?