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Expertise in the Time of COVID-19

Uncertainty, politicization, and the need for specialized knowledge all threaten our ability to competently weigh evidence and reasons. What can we do when we are in no position to judge?
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A Stoic’s Guide to Crisis

Our current predicament requires that we reassess the way we understand ourselves, or lives, and our relation to this world.
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Profiting from Pandemic

A number of Congress members stand accused of insider trading and disaster profiteering, but do we have the tools to hold them accountable?
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Hydroxychloroquine and the Problem of Expert Disagreement

For a public comprised of outsiders, choosing sides when authorities' recommendations are at odds requires a bit of strategy.
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The Pandemic and the Threat of Income Inequality

Given the suffering the pandemic will cause the poor and the uninsured, the wealth disparity may be an issue of national security.
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Coronavirus Briefings: Virtue in Ignorance?

Do news outlets have a responsibility to relay White House briefings in full or has analysis and commentary become essential to communicating the facts?
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Responding to Crisis: Individuals versus Income

When it comes to government benefits (like the COVID-19 relief package) what does a fair distribution look like?
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Re-Thinking Mass Incarceration: COVID-19 in Jails and Prisons

Prisons are a hotbed for spreading infectious disease, and we've changed policies to accommodate this fact. But these changes should also make us reconsider how they function in normal circumstances.
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The Ethics of Triage

What principles can we lean on when making weighing need against prognosis? How should uncertainty and scarcity of resources change our decision-making?
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Swamping, Epistemic Trespassing, and Coronavirus

With just one news story occupying so much of our attention, we become more susceptible to manipulation.