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More to the point, with any population, the difference between success and failure is preparation, swift action, and the techniques applied to overcome the pandemic.  (Photo: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images) Views
Getting Trumped by Covid-19
A journal of the onset of the plague year.
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Lorrine Paradela poses for a photograph in Stockton, California on February 7, 2020. Paradela, a 45-year-old single mother, is one of the 125 Stockton residents receiving monthly cash disbursements. The scoffed-at idea of paying everyone a basic income as machines take people's jobs is getting a fresh look as a possible remedy for economies cratered by the coronavirus pandemic. News
After 'Encouraging' Results From Finnish UBI Experiment, Experts Say the Time for Such a Bold Idea Is Now
"If there isn't a minimum income floor to fall back on when this kind of massive shock hits, people literally have no options."
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Young protesters attend the Global Climate Strike in London on March 15, 2019. News
Pairing 'Green Deal' With 'Just Recovery' in EU, Groups Embrace Tackling COVID-19 and Climate Emergency in Tandem
"The countries that have signed this letter are absolutely right to say that the E.U. should use the Green Deal as a starting point for their economic recovery efforts."
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As Coronavirus Pandemic Exposes Failures in US, Social Democratic Nordic Countries Again Deemed World's Happiest
"Even in less happy times, high societal trust, caring for each other and investment in well-being remain important cornerstones in our society."
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Record-Breaking Warm Weather Expected Around Globe As Human-Caused Climate Crisis Now As Powerful As El Niño's Effects, Says WMO
The world's top meteorological experts issued the warning as cities and countries around the world reported record-breaking warm winters.
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'Stop Escalation': World Leaders Call on Trump to End Warmongering and Resume Diplomacy With Iran
"Unless real diplomacy begins, the risk for confrontation will not dissipate for real."
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Postal Pay Cuts Provoked a General Strike in Finland. US Postal Workers Deserve the Same Solidarity.
The prime minister resigned over the nationwide protests, catapulting a 34-year-old woman into Finland’s top job.
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The Arctic is melting rapidly. Ice and glaciers are at record low levels in the North Pole. News
Pompeo Cheers 'Opportunity' in Arctic From Climate Change as America Blocks Resolution Language
"The latest data shows that after a month of record temperatures in the Bering Sea, ocean ice in the Arctic is at an all-time record low for the date, crushing the record set … last April."
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks Monday at the Arctic Council meeting in Finland. News
Pompeo, in Finland, Calls China Claims to Arctic 'Lawlessness'
Pompeo likened the situation to the South China Sea: "fraught with militarization and competing territorial claims."
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The U.S. has the sixth-highest inequality in the OECD, while Iceland, Finland, Norway, and Denmark have the fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh-lowest respectively. (Photo: Illustrated | Wikimedia Commons, Apple) Views
What America Can Learn From the World's Happiest Countries
A society with all sorts of really nice universal goodies, tons of vacation, and low inequality is a nice place to live, and its residents are happier
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