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In the era of COVID, we have defined “essential worker” as “someone we don’t mind dying for us, but hey you’re a hero!” Many of those essential workers are poor, many of them are people of color, many of them are immigrants. Some are refugees resettled in the United States. And in Iowa, the combination […]

A Medical Katrina

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On March 13, 2020

If there’s one voice we need to hear from on COVID-19, it is that of Mike Davis, the great writer about disasters and inequality. His take is bracing. A year from now we may look back in admirat

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Now that Trump has informed us that Hurricane Florence is going to be big and wet, I think we are all pretty confident that this administration is well-prepared for what is happening. After a year of sabbatical and writing and researching and everything that one dreams of in having a year off, I have entered […]
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Planning, Florida, and Irma

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On September 8, 2017
Forgive me for a similar post as to what I wrote about Houston, but a gigantic hurricane ripping apart Florida is entirely predictable and the developmentalist ideology that drives that state only makes the situation worse. We’ve seen evacuation orders given, but where are people in Florida supposed to go? There is nowhere to go, […]
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