Daily Archives: March 13, 2020

Trump’s Chaotic Response to Coronavirus & What’s Next for Democrats – The Common Good w Robert Reich…


Date: March 13, 2020

01) Trump’s Chaotic Response to Coronavirus & What’s Next for Democrats – The Common Good w Robert Reich


“In this episode of The Common Good, Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich discusses Joe Biden’s surge, the establishment’s role in his comeback, why Democrats can’t win without young people or the progressive force behind Bernie Sanders, the Trump administration’s chaotic response to the coronavirus outbreak, the economic fallout from the pandemic, and the abortion case in front of the Supreme Court.”

Balaji Srinivasan: Coronavirus Will Shape This Decade Like 9/11 Shaped the 2000s…


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Date: March 13, 2020

01) Balaji Srinivasan: Coronavirus Will Shape This Decade Like 9/11 Shaped the 2000s


“How should the United States government and the rest of us respond to the coronavirus, which the World Health Organization has just declared a global pandemic?

Balaji Srinivasan, who was on a short list to run Donald Trump’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has some strong opinions on the matter. Srinivasan is a former venture capitalist at Andreessen Horowitz and a serial entrepreneur with a Ph.D. in electrical engineering. The genetic testing company he co-founded, Counsyl, helped change the way millions of people prepare for parenthood; his cryptocurrency startup, Earn.com, was acquired by Coinbase, where he served as chief technology officer.

In his prescient and lively Twitter feed, Srinivasan has been ahead of the curve in noting the coronavirus’s potential to cause a global public health crisis and to disrupt our economic and social lives. During a conversation conducted via Skype, he talked about why he thinks the coronavirus may have as big an impact on our way of life as the 9/11 attacks, how the United States government—especially the FDA he once might have headed—has fumbled its response, and why we’re likely looking at mandatory quarantines at the national level.

At the same time, Srinivasan believes that private-sector and nonprofit actors are conducting a “digital Dunkirk” rescue operation that could not just save countless lives but accelerate positive forms of decentralization in our political, economic, and personal lives.”

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