Books We Love : NPR

Here are 400+ great reads from 2022 handpicked just for you by NPR staff and trusted critics.
— Read on apps.npr.org/best-books/

This book list has the ability to open a link to your local library and you can borrow or put a book on hold including Ebooks. Or there are links to AMAZON. This is the book list I have been waiting for. Now they just need a link to Goodreads.

Northern Populism. Ever heard of it?

www.policyschool.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Northern-Populism-Graves-Smith.pdf

A very long read. Published in June 2020 it follows on the early post I published on the ethical conflicts during COVID. This post is from a Canadian Think tank and polling company. It is helpful to understand the forces driving things like the Ottawa convoy and see international trends in public emotional responses to perceived and real events.

What Covid Has Taught the World about Ethics | NEJM

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Perspective from The New England Journal of Medicine — What Covid Has Taught the World about Ethics
— Read on www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2210173

Wondering why everything to do with the pandemic triggered controversy? This article sums up most of the ethical am moral dilemmas.

What were the historical reasons for the resistance to recognizing airborne transmission during the COVID‐19 pandemic? – Jimenez – 2022 – Indoor Air – Wiley Online Library

What were the historical reasons for the resistance to recognizing airborne transmission during the COVID‐19 pandemic? – Jimenez – 2022 – Indoor Air – Wiley Online Library
— Read on onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ina.13070

Interesting history of theories of disease transmission and how hard it is to change theories or beliefs. One wonders if social media will increase the adoption of innovation. I predict more research to come on this topic.

‘Your home is not your castle’: buyers face the unforeseen consequences of condo living – Capital Daily

If you’re buying a condo or townhouse in BC, it’s probably a strata. But, from fistfights and fines to a fence that divided a community, stratas have been marked by stories of disappointment and rage
— Read on www.capitaldaily.ca/news/your-home-is-not-your-castle-buying-into-a-strata-victoria-bc

This makes my issues small by comparison. I find strata ownership challenging. There are a lot of unknowns. It’s hard not to get emotional about it all. As this article suggests it’s a free for all. Better governance might improve the situation.