74 days before the presidential election the Democratic Party has staged an impressive, unified, convention touching on the values and competence of a Biden-Harris administration, the progressive agenda it will pursue, and most importantly the values of integrity, decency, and fairness that it will hold dear.
As we slowly come out of lockdown in many countries, perhaps it is a good time to reflect on what really makes us happy and what we really do not need.
A webinar by Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) inspires me to write about the criminal incompetence of the Trump administration in the face of SARS-CoV-2 which is still ravaging the United States.
As a direct result of the economic impact of the measures taken to flatten the curve of infections of SARS-CoV-2, millions of people around the world have been fired, laid off, or furloughed. This can be a very traumatic experience.
Professor Shoshana Zuboff identifies Google, Facebook, and many other companies in what many call the “technology” space as a new kind of capitalist entity that she calls Surveillance Capitalism. Everyone should read this book.
It is too soon to tell what the geopolitical impact of SARS-CoV-2 will be over the next few months or years. One thing which is clear is that the virus has underlined how there is a general lack of leadership in world affairs at this point in time.