Diagnosing the Pandemic Conspiracy Theories

People are trying to sort through conflicting information on the coronavirus pandemic. How did the virus originate? How serious is it? What is the best treatment? How long should lock-downs continue? Should we encourage herd immunity or keep flattening the curve with stay-at-home orders? How likely is it that we will be able to develop … Continue reading Diagnosing the Pandemic Conspiracy Theories

The Bonds of Nostalgia

“I saw something on the internet; I’m not sure if it’s true, but people were drinking milk out of plastic bags.” “Oh yeah,” I said to the teenager sitting across from me, “I remember that. Sometime around second grade, I think it was.” “Why would people do that?” he asked in astonishment. I shrugged. “Budget … Continue reading The Bonds of Nostalgia