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Its authority derives not from unbiased experts but from the institutions and norms that structure their work.
Gregory E. Kaebnick
Mortality rates typically fall during economic downturns. But the unprecedented features of the COVID-19 shutdown suggest that trend might not hold this time.
Sarah Burgard, Lucie Kalousova
Early advocates thought it could provide equal access to high-quality care. But private investment has increasingly crowded out public service, and use is now surging during the COVID-19 crisis.
Jeremy A. Greene
In addition to masks and ventilators, doctors demand a fundamental transformation of our health care system.
We should be wary of simplistic uses of history, but we can learn from the logic of social responses.
Alex de Waal
The latest on COVID-19 from Boston Review
Claims that the cure is worse than the disease rely on a false tradeoff between human needs and the economy.
Gregg Gonsalves, Amy Kapczynski
Decades of neoliberal austerity will make it harder to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, more than ever, we must rebuild our social safety net and forge a New Deal for public health.
Amy Kapczynski, Gregg Gonsalves
We cannot leave decisions about AI in the hands of those who stand to profit from its use.
Kenneth A. Taylor
Appeals to the biological facts conceal a deeper contest over political equality—and scientific authority itself.
A growing chorus says that science has shown free will to be an illusion. But it actually has offered arguments in its favor.
By using a variety of ploys to manufacture doubt, a whole industry of science-for-hire experts helps corporations put profits over public health and safety.
We need greater democratic oversight of AI not just from developers and designers, but from all members of society.
Annette Zimmermann, Elena Di Rosa, Hochan Kim
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Andrew L. Croxford
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