The world once looked to the U.S. for leadership and aid in global health crises.
“In fact, the bill guarantees sick leave only to about 20 percent of workers.”
Trump vs. “disease X” Vox. From 2018
“Absolute bullshit. With the amount Jeff Bezos makes in one day, he could shut stores down and pay employees to stay safe.”
It was the virus that did it Michael Roberts
I’m sure when this disaster is over, mainstream economics and the authorities will claim that it was an exogenous crisis nothing to do with any inherent flaws in the capitalist mode of production and the social structure of society. It was the virus that did it. This was the argument of the mainstream after the Great Recession of 2008-9 and it will be repeated in 2020.
China sends health experts to Iraq during the coronavirus pandemic. The only thing the US exported to Iraq is bombs. https://t.co/rM5tkeWmsF
— Nick Estes (@nick_w_estes) March 14, 2020
My neighbours in Rome singing Bella Ciao ❤️?? pic.twitter.com/gu1NqNjlHQ
— Jessica Phelan (@JessicaLPhelan) March 13, 2020
Wikipedia: “Bella ciao” (“Goodbye beautiful”) is an Italian protest folk song that originated in the hardships of the mondina women, the paddy field workers in the late 19th century who sang it to protest against harsh working conditions in the paddy fields of North Italy. The song was adopted as an anthem of the anti-fascist resistance: by the Italian partisans between 1943 and 1945 during the Italian Resistance, the resistance of Italian partisans against the Nazi German forces occupying Italy, during the Italian Civil War, and the Italian partisan struggle against the fascist Italian Social Republic and its Nazi German allies. Versions of “Bella ciao” are sung worldwide as an anti-fascist hymn of freedom and resistance.
America is worse at building and operating public transit than nearly all of its peers. Why is that?
“Hell is empty and all the devils are here”
– William Shakespeare (The Tempest Act 1 Scene 2)
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