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Three Centuries of Indecision

Editors’ Note: See also Workers Are Us in today’s issue. Bernardino Ramazzini (1633–1714), an Italian physician, was appointed to the chair of theory of medicine at the University of Modena in 1682 and served as professor of medicine at the… Read More ›

Workers Are Us

Editors’ Note: See also Three Centuries of Indecision in today’s issue. As VoxFairfax celebrates its second anniversary this week, the editors are mindful of another commemorative event over a century ago. A short 109 years ago, on March 25, 1911,… Read More ›

Everyone’s a Socialist in a Pandemic

Republicans Want Medicare for All, but Just for This One Disease Editors’ Note: Excerpted from The New York Times, March 11, 2020. By Farhad Manjoo All it took was a pandemic of potentially unprecedented scale and severity and suddenly it’s like… Read More ›

An American Caste System

Editors’ Note: Excerpted from The New York Times, February 28, 2020. This article is adapted from Nelson D. Schwartz’s new book, The Velvet Rope Economy: How Inequality Became Big Business. By Nelson D. Schwartz A $1,000 seat at Yankee Stadium,… Read More ›

Milk Model Muddles Marketplace

Most American shoppers and consumers are deeply familiar with milk to the extent that supermarket and grocery store purchases are familiarly and easily made, likely most often without reading the product label. While some dairy displays offer a variety of… Read More ›

Justices’ Dissents Inform

In several previous posts, VoxFairfax has called reader attention to Supreme Court dissents as opinions containing legal reasoning that may eventually become the majority. One recent dissent by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, however, reflected the sharp divide in judicial ideologies that… Read More ›