Did Bad Policy Cause the US Physician Shortage?

As it stands, the physician shortage is a pressing concern for equitable care in the US. Without enough care providers, American medical treatment will only become more inaccessible and expensive for a wide swath of the population. 

Ending the doctor shortage should be one of our highest priorities, but was it bad policy that caused the physician shortage in the US in the first place?… [Read more]

Caring for Incarcerated Loved Ones During Social Unrest

The last few years have been a whirlwind in terms of social unrest. Protests and violence surged in 2020. Police killings became front-page news and sparked outrage. A global pandemic changed life as we know it. A Presidential election and everything leading up to it caused many Americans to turn on each other. 

If you turn on the news for five minutes, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by everything our world – and our country – is going through.… [Read more]

Ways You Can Make Rent and Get By When States End Pandemic Unemployment Benefits

The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for just about everyone in one way or another. Whether it was the lack of social interaction or working for a company that was forced to shut its doors due to a lack of sales, it has been a struggle, to say the least. Luckily, while the response wasn’t perfect, the United States government stepped in to assist those who were hit the most during the pandemic with a couple of checks to help us along and extra support for those who have been without a job during this difficult time.… [Read more]

How has the Pandemic Affected Mental Health?

The Covid-19 pandemic has ripped its way through the world over the past year and a half. That has led to governments enforcing lockdowns to stop the spread. This legislation has slowed the virus down but being locked inside has had some serious effects on people’s mental health. This article will explore some of the ways that the pandemic has affected mental health.… [Read more]

Thinking Through the Thinkable: Issues the Pandemic has Made Clearer

For nearly every global citizen, the COVID-19 pandemic forever altered life as we know it. Yet despite all its downfalls, the pandemic has also served as an unlikely catalyst towards a brighter future. As we work towards building our so-called “new normal,” in fact, opportunities to improve modern life can be found in abundance.

In the wake of COVID-19, policymakers around the world were suddenly forced to contend with the harsh realities associated with our current societal systems, en masse.… [Read more]

The Environmental Upside of Covid-19 and How to Make it Last

The temperatures recorded in 2020 showed an increase of 1.2 degree Celsius, compared to the era between 1850 and 1900. The World Meteorological Organisation warns that the figure is likely to escalate. According to the estimations, we will observe the difference of 1.5 degree Celsius within the next five years.

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WMO also says that with the trend from before Covid, average temperatures could rise between 3 and 5 degrees Celsius until 2100.… [Read more]

Workers’ Rights in the Current Administration

Still in the throes of a pandemic, workers’ rights in the United States have been in a questionable position. Resolutions to safeguard workers is dependent on President Biden’s cabinet, continued COVID-19 stimulus efforts, and legal protections for the unionization of all kinds of workers. 

Labor rights during the pandemic can mean the difference between protecting workers or putting them at risk for corporate interests.… [Read more]

Skills We Should Be Teaching Our Kids During Lockdown

This past year has been challenging, to say the least. For those of us with children, there have been additional struggles due to the necessity of school closures or balancing childcare while working from home. The costs associated with this have already disproportionately affected the financially strained middle classes. Needless to say, these issues have been met with very little government support or guidance.    … [Read more]

Preventive Health Habits During a Pandemic

Western life has never been more toxic than it is currently, two decades into the 21st century. Everything from a growing dependence on fast food to increasingly unclean air and water to the vitriolic hate surrounding every single political interaction has left Americans in an unhealthy stupor.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed and burnt out by simply being alive right now, you’re definitely not alone.… [Read more]

Real-world Skills Students Will Take Away From Pandemic Schooling

As we move towards the end of 2020, COVID-19 continues damaging lives and businesses all around the world. One of the biggest sectors that had to see multiple issues was the global education setup. While many countries benefitted from remote learning, it is safe to assume not every country had the resources and opportunities to do the same.… [Read more]