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From healthcare to education to clean water, public goods—things that are owed to members of a democracy—are increasingly threatened in the age of Trump. What can we do about it now and how can we safeguard the future? This video, based on our new print issue, The President's House Is Empty, considers these public goods: what they are, how to provide them, and how to ensure equitable access. What is at stake is not only what we owe each other, but who we are.
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Draconian individual punishment distracts from systemic change and reinforces the cruelest and most racist system of incarceration on the planet.
Our well-being depends on a better understanding of how the logic of labor has twisted our relationship with pleasure.
“I was my father’s son. My father was Nai Nai’s least favorite.” A Taiwanese American man, driven from home by a secret, reevaluates his childhood memories of his grandmother.