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Epidemic of Despair Could Haunt America Long After COVID

Lynn Parramore Institute for New Economic Thinking
Researchers worry the pandemic may have severe after-effects, with deaths of despair impacting more distressed and newly-vulnerable populations. Only a serious reform of American capitalism can address the kind of distress and insecurity that kills.

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Whitewashing the Great Depression

Sarah Boxes The Atlantic
The preeminent photographic record of the period excluded people of color from the nation’s self-image. This collective portrait contributed to the misbegotten idea, still current, that the soul of America, the real American type, is rural and white

Why Nursing Home Aides Exposed to COVID-19 Aren’t Taking Sick Leave

Shefali Milczarek-Desai and Tara Sklar The Conversation
nursing aide helping older man Our research, drawing on interviews with nursing aides and emerging studies of other essential workers during COVID-19, shows how employee policies, particularly for low-paid aides, have sharply raised the risks...

Initial Analysis of 2020 Exit Polls

Bob Wing Organizing Upgrade
Here are the highlights of a preliminary analysis of the only national exit poll for the 2020 Elections, available on all major news and political websites.
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