Colleges' policies regarding students and gatherings offers another lesson about using ideal theory in a non-ideal world.
For many, the pandemic is only further tarnishing science's name. But we need to raise the bar for what does (and does not) constitute research.
Our basic equality needs to be respected in processes that determine who gets what.
(Mis)Management of the virus raises important questions about belief-formation and accountability.
Even in the absence of certainty, there are still compelling reasons to bear minor costs in order to reap potentially great rewards.
Policy decisions and institutional design have a lot to say about the value we place on education and the components we deem necessary for its delivery.
What characteristics might reveal the difference between profiting during a crisis and profiting off of one?
The return of pre-industrial working conditions promises upheaval. What challenges should we expect? What gains might we hope for?
We need to communicate risks and encourage compliance, but sensationalization threatens to undue whatever gains we might make.
There may be no ideal one-size-fits-all solution for schools reopening, but that doesn't mean that all plans are equal.