Updated: May 20
A collection of the best links gathered around the net on a wide variety of engaging substances. I hope you all enjoy! All links are found up on The People's Party Of Planet Earth on Facebook for discussion. Feel free to join in, and submit your own articles for discussion as well:
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Economy & Sociology
Has COVID-19 Proven The Homeschoolers Right? by The American Conservative
Commentary: My kid has been doing an at home school learning program, and I gotta say her productivity, focus, and effort has skyrocketed since she's been doing it at home.
'It feels like nobody cares': the Americans living without running water amid Covid-19 by The Guardian
Commentary: Facing losing your last line of defense against the virus, running water, during this crisis for economic reasons created by the crisis is a horrible slap in the face only Capitalism will allow.
How The Coronavirus Stimulus Left Small Businesses High And Dry by The American Conservative
Commentary: I understand this bill was put together rapidly under pressure circumstances with extreme partisanship on both sides, but holy hell this bill is one hell of a rodeo, and I don't mean that in a good way. Loopholes, people being left in the dirt, and a lot of chaos. Not what people wanna be dealing with when they're livelihood is a stake.
Meat Supply Disruptions Are the Bitter Harvest of the “Non-Essential Worker” Fallacy by Foundation For Economic Education
Commentary: Basically, policymaking suffers much of the same issues pretty much every Western way of dealing with things does which is it's trying to deal with symptoms and not root issues, and often in doing so they create more problems while lettering the original problem run rampant.
Stop Hospitals From Hounding Poor Patients by Counterpunch
Commentary: Asking hospitals not to engage in predatory debt collection post-crisis on at-risk individuals and ensuring nonprofit hospitals that are bailed out invest their money wisely (aka accountability) is not to much to ask, or radical at all. If anything, this should be the base minimum!
The Black Death Killed Feudalism. What Does COVID-19 Mean for Capitalism? by Foreign Policy in Focus
Commentary: By analyzing the three of the major markets that have dominated modern Capitalism, and how they have completely imploded as a result of predictable and at least partially preparable crisis, we have some pretty good indication that the best strategy for humans further survival and market stability is serious reform or even better systematic overhaul.
The Myth of the V-Shaped US Economic Recovery by Counterpunch
Commentary: The myth of a v-shaped recovery is a dangerous idea in that will give people hope for something that will never come. Many people desperate to see the alternatives, which are far grimmer, will believe in, maybe even buy and invest in, the dream of a return to a sense of normalcy. But this lack of proper reactionary activity and planning in the worst crisis the post-war modern world has seen will only make the consequences far worse.
Fossil Fuel-Backed Climate Deniers Rush to Promote Michael Moore Documentary 'Planet of The Humans' by Desmog
Commentary: Exactly what everyone saw coming. Michael Moore's misguided attempt to expose failures in the nonrenewable sector ended up sensationalizing and distorting the facts more then presenting them, and predictably the non-nonrenewable are jumping at this to skewer their competition in the public's eye.
Rising temperatures will double the risk to farmworkers in the coming decades by Grist
Commentary: Those who we rely on the most for our essentials, something we are seeing right now in this micro-crisis, are gonna be the ones hit the hardest during the next major crisis of our environmental breakdown.
Anxiety impairs judgment in social situations, study finds by Brown University
Commentary: Anxiety can reduce your ability to see the things that very well could be contributing to your anxiety, creating a terrible feedback loop.
LSU Health Study Suggests Nicotine Exposure Alone Leads to Pulmonary Hypertension by LSU Health
Commentary: We all knew vapes were bad, with all their added chemicals. But just the original chemical of nicotine alone, now with further study, we know leads to pulmonary hypertension.
Scientists Find Link Between Vitamin Deficiency And COVID Deaths by Futurism
Commentary: Vitamin D is intimately linked to your immune system, and many places in the world get low sun coverage during parts of the year which would make sense that certain individuals and locations would be more susceptible to this issue.
Current Economic Policies Have Capitalism on Life Support: Effective Actions to Rescue It by Counterpunch
Commentary: This article speaks so much sense, it almost seems criminal! But in all seriousness I 100% agree with the points, and would have even before the crisis. International banks with no true tie to national interest have failed us, austerity and a low wage gig economy has failed us, the destruction of unions have failed us, tax breaks for the rich have failed us, and the concentration of political power is refusing anything to change. The answers on what to change are laid out in front of us, now it's up to us to decide if we have the balls to do something with it.
In Germany, the radical right is hit hard by the virus by Open Democracy
Commentary: It's a positive sign that people in the more civilized and educated Western world (aka Europe) are not falling victim to xenophobic blame game politics during this crisis. It's actually a rather positive sign for the species, as it's all too often during a crisis that the Far-Right manipulates themselves to advantage.
The Warped Ethics of Voting for the Lesser Evil by Counterpunch
Commentary: If you enough people are continually duped into believing that voting for the lesser evil will eventually get you the right guy, then that's how you get modern politics: a decayed and degraded reflection of what it once was.