Author Archives: Dave Pollard

Some More Wild Guesses on CoVid-19

There has been a lot of second guessing recently about the optimal timing for shutting down and reopening the “non-essential” components of our economy in order to minimize death from CoVid-19 without causing economic hardship disproportionate to the direct suffering … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: May 2020

(Reza at poorlydrawnlines has a new book) Last month I led off the monthly links post with the lyrics to “When’s It Going to End?” So maybe I’ll lead this one off with another song about bewilderment and uncertainty, Bob … Continue reading

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The Tragic Spread of CoVid-19 Misinformation

image from wikimedia — cc-A-SA 4.0 If you work for any progressive organizations, you’ve probably faced some situations where zealots with whom you usually agree are egregiously, even dangerously misinformed on some issue that ends up driving a wedge between … Continue reading

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There Must Be a Better Way

This is a very long article, about meaningful work and about imagining possibilities. Hope you find it inspiring, and worth the read. Calgary restaurant workers separate tables to meet new social distancing rules prior to reopening. Image from the CBC’s … Continue reading

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Uh Oh… Double CoVid Trouble

author’s rough estimate of current and projected CoVid-19 infection rates, based on data listed above and in the article below; data for the “world” and for Brasil are interpolated from other sources using various assumptions, and are hence much less … Continue reading

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Beyond Belief

This is another post on the subject of radical non-duality. Caveat lector. image from a reproduction of a destroyed neon work by artist Joe Rees; photo by Steve Rhodes CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 I’ve been thinking about how and why we … Continue reading

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The Needs of the Moment

Business ‘experts’, who probably earn million dollar annual salaries for supposedly knowing all about their businesses, were polled by the WEF for the January 2020 Global Risk report, and asked to rank 30 risks in terms of their expected impact … Continue reading

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How Many Dead + Who’s Social Distancing

Maps created by me using the mapchart.net application. Click on images to view/download a larger version. Google has just released a mass of downloadable data on how sharply visits to retail, grocery, transportation, workplaces and homes have dropped off in … Continue reading

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Links of the Month — April 2020

Too many links to wait ’til quarter’s end again, so I’m planning on reverting to a monthly schedule of the best recent links. Thanks to the many readers who point me to these, so I can almost keep up. Cartoon … Continue reading

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Virtual Music

Despite its serious and unresolved failings, YouTube has created an amazing and mostly-free platform for musicians of every stripe to share their recordings with the world, and to be discovered without the need to pander to the decrepit music publishing … Continue reading

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