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  • This Pandemic Crisis Is Giving USA/Us a Lesson

    From https://www.thejakartapost.com/acade...-the-rest.html , May 2020
    The Jakarta Post / Asia News Network
    Title : Why the best is no better than the rest
    By Andrew Sheng

    [... Few could have imagined that the most powerful economy (USA) with the best scientists, technocrats and universities can be brought down in a matter of months ... looks (that the) best (country) may not be better than the rest ...

    British sociologist Michael Young ... foresaw that the rise of the meritocratic class would divide society into an elite and a populist non-elite who come to realize that the elite would govern not in society's interest, but in the elite's own narrow interest ...

    ... geopolitical strategist George Friedman correctly identified that since 1980, new technology has divided America into a technocracy class, product of the best universities, and the rest ...

    ... Robert Keohane argued ... "elites have taken advantage of the global liberal order -- sometimes inadvertently, sometimes intentionally -- to capture most of the income and wealth gains ..." ...

    The pandemic shows that the best cannot be the enemy of the good. The best has to take care of the rest. This means cooperation, empathy and putting people first ... ]
    Last edited by marcus; 2 weeks ago.

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    From https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ , 09 May 2020

    (Total infected cases ..... Total Deaths (death/case) ..... Deaths per 1M population) :

    USA : ......1,321,785 ..... 78,615 (5.95%) ..... 238

    Russia : .....187,859 ....... 1,723 (0.92%) ....... 12

    Germany : ..170,588 ....... 7,510 (4.40%) ....... 90

    Iran : ..........104,691 ....... 6,541 (6.25%) ........78

    China : ........ 82,887 ....... 4,633 (5.59%) ......... 3

    Singapore : ...21,707 ........... 20 (0.09%) ......... 3

    Cuba : ............1,741 ........... 74 (4.25%) ......... 7
    Last edited by marcus; 2 weeks ago.

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