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59 bookmarks tagged “politics

To improve the US coronavirus response, Donald Trump should resign - The Verge

theverge.com/2020/3/12/21176170/coronavirus-response-donald-trump-resign-crisis-pandemic-response
We are facing a pandemic about which US President Donald Trump appears incapable of telling the truth — assuming he even knows it. Without quick action, a lot of people are going to get sick. Some of them will die. The president’s incoherence has reached a level that is a hazard to public health. The best thing Trump can do for the country, to speed its response to coronavirus, is resign and let someone capable take over.

Finland is winning the war on fake news. Other nations want the blueprint

edition.cnn.com/interactive/2019/05/europe/finland-fake-news-intl/
Russia's neighbor has developed a plan for countering misinformation. Can it be exported to the rest of the world?

Should we build a wall around North Wales?

lrb.co.uk/v39/n14/daniel-trilling/should-we-build-a-wall-around-north-wales
People develop attachments to places, they move, they develop attachments to new places, and to new people. If you think people have a right to do that, then the question is how to support it. If you don’t, then you need to ask yourself: what level of violence are you prepared to tolerate to keep people in their place?

Against “sensible” politics | Prospect Magazine

prospectmagazine.co.uk/politics/against-sensible-politics-independent-group-centrist-charlotte-riley
In spite of the fact most people think their own politics are "sensible," appeals to common sense are mostly about preserving the status quo—however broken it is

La tragédie des communs était un mythe | CNRS Le journal

lejournal.cnrs.fr/billets/la-tragedie-des-communs-etait-un-mythe
La propriété commune d’une ressource conduit nécessairement à la ruine de celle-ci, concluait en 1968 un biologiste dans la revue Science. Son article, « La tragédie des communs », a façonné les raisonnements économiques et politiques de ces dernières décennies. L’historien Fabien Locher nous expose les enjeux de ce débat et en souligne les limites dans le cadre d’une pensée de l’environnement. Ce Point de Vue fait partie du Top 10 des articles les plus lus sur notre site cette année...