States’ vaccine prioritization schedules are rife with loopholes. Low-risk people like me shouldn’t crawl through them.
Taxpayer-Funded Loans Mismanaged, Abused Leaving Needy Americans, Empty-Handed—‘These are communities that can’t afford to lose businesses’
The implications for our economy are great. US Ambassadors, Senators, and politically connected people got loans while the businesses the program should have helped were left to fail. From a senator who got a PPP loan, Americans must hear that we don’t need any more relief funding. That so many businesses were left to fail has bigger implications. We knew that small businesses going under contributed to worsening the 2008 recession. That’s what we needed to prevent. We didn’t, and poor policy made that possible.
Our national and social identity is deeply rooted in values like freedom, equality, and order. A political scientist explores how these ideas have affected the US response to the worsening pandemic.