In the absence of any meaningful government action, though, it's up to us to take it seriously. But every time we talk about the pandemic in the past tense, we make ourselves feel a little safer. A little more complacent. A little less likely to take care.
Juliette O’Brien – Communicating Covid Data
An amazing conversation with Juliette O'Brien, founder and maintainer of covid19data.com.au - one of the most important sources of Australian Covid19 data and graphs since the very beginning of the pandemic.
Adrian Esterman on Data & Public Health
Make Me Data Literate kicks off with an interview with Professor Adrian Esterman, Epidemiologist and Biostatistician. One of the big problems with experts, whether economic experts or any other sort of science expert, is that they have a lot of trouble bringing their conversation down to the level of the general public. It's not their fault, it's what they're taught.
It’s time to choose
Economics is an artificial construct. We could choose to value the things that truly matter. The things that make life better for all of us. Wellbeing. Social connectedness. Education. Health. Affordable housing. Time for recreation. Access to the natural environment. Air quality. Water quality. We can choose.
Raising Heretics to Save the World
We need a rationally sceptical population. We need to stop being irrationally sceptical of climate science and vaccines and start being rationally sceptical of government policy, business motives, and media beatups. We need to build a new world. And world building has to start with education.