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The Riddle of the Individdle

I’ve heard a few times now that part of the problem in the United States regarding COVID-19 is that American individualism leads to people not caring about the collective good, leading to people refusing to take basic safety precautions like … Continue reading

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In for a Pinny Penny

Ruth Plumly Thompson’s The Wishing Horse of Oz introduces the Kingdom of Skampavia, a desert country adjacent to Noland that’s ruled by King Skamperoo. At the beginning of the story, he imposes taxes of one-third of his subjects’ earnings, and … Continue reading

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