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How Everyone Got So Lonely

Zoë Heller The New Yorker
The recent decline in rates of sexual activity has been attributed variously to sexism, neoliberalism, and women’s increased economic independence. How fair are those claims—and will we be saved by the advent of the sex robot?

The Plot To Keep Meatpacking Plants Open During COVID-19

Michael Grabell ProPublica
Newly released documents reveal that the meatpacking industry’s callousness toward the health of its workers and its influence over the Trump administration were far greater than previously known.

We Need To Start Our Own People’s CDC

The People's CDC The Guardian
The CDC is beholden to corporations and has lost our trust. We’re epidemiologists, nurses and physicians, artists and biologists. We have come together with a common anger at the US government’s handling of Covid

Let’s Bring Back ‘Prison Warehousing’

Nick Hacheney and Tomas Keen The Appeal
Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, “prison warehousing”—which used to be a derogatory term—would look like an upgrade. At least warehouses care about the value of the goods they store.
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