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COVID-19 is not a creation of globalization, but it’s rapid spread around the globe is. And it is just one of many, many diseases that globalization has whipped around the world, many of which don’t affect humans. For instance, there’s a epidemic killing rabbits going on right now that has just been introduced to the […]

Carter

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On March 28, 2018

It’s time to remember two true things about Jimmy Carter. First, he was a bad president who undermined his own administration through his obsession with inflation, his governance well to the rig

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Zika and Inequality

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On February 21, 2016
Disasters, however “natural,” are a wonderful (well, horrible really) entry point into exposing to the public to deep fissures on inequality in a society. That’s true whether they are earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, fires, or disease epidemics. This includes Zika, even as our knowledge of what is really going on remains very much a work in […]

Ebola

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On November 9, 2015

With all the intensive fear-mongering coverage of Ebola in the weeks before the 2014 midterm elections, you’d think that the World Health Organization declaring Sierra Leone Ebola-free would be

Cancer Clusters

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On December 12, 2014

Paul Voosen has an interesting article at National Geographic that wonders why there has not been more known cancer clusters develop given the nation’s long history of toxicity. There’s no

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