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COVID-19
A Short-Term Fix for the Ventilator Shortage

An anesthesiologist’s take on the looming crisis in America’s hospitals.

Social Triage
A More Sustainable Pandemic Strategy

A closer look at the influential Imperial College study reveals not only some potential flaws in its assumptions but also solid grounds to hope that there is a way to revive economic life after the coronavirus infections peaks.

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Age of Upheavals
Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Managerial Class

AI is a creature of capitalism, and it will upend our politics. Third in a series on AI—read the first, on how we could lose our minds to AI, here and the second, on a new Turing Test for the 21st century, here.

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Unhealthy Obsessions
Will Artificial Intelligence Replace Your Doctor?

An anesthesiologist argues that the quest for “perfect” artificial intelligence is not just futile, but also dangerous. Second in a series on AI—read the first here.

Grace Dworkin
The Center Can Hold
Driven to the Edge

How capitalism pushes people to political extremes, and how we might save it while rebuilding the center.

Grace Dworkin
Cannabis vs. Nicotine
Neuroscience Culture and the Sins of Vaping

Why do public health and scientific establishments disdain tobacco and vaping, but cannabis gets a pass? The answer reveals hidden assumptions behind the neuroscientific approach to life.

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Mind Over Matter
Artificial Intelligence: What’s to Fear?

What should worry us most about artificial intelligence: losing our jobs to cheaper labor or losing our lives to killer robots? The real threat may lie in yet another danger: losing our minds.

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Culture and Capital
Why Big Business Loves Gender Neutrality

How Marx explains the corporate embrace of women’s rights and the transgendered—and what will come next.

Eugene Delacroix, “Tiger and Snake” (1862)
Red in Tooth and Claw
The Law of Nature and the Love of Self

How self-love and an ethic of struggle came to set the tone of life in the “progressive” West.

Benjamin West, “The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise”
The Case for Modesty
The Virtue in Shame

The movement to destroy sexual shame comes with a social cost.

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