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Where did that huge hospital bill come from? (The Conversation)
by Simon F. Haeder
Even people with good health insurance keep getting stuck with big medical bills. That’s the result of clashes between huge, consolidated medical and insurance companies where patients’ financial wellbeing can end up as collateral damage.

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Intersectionality in theory and practice (Vox)
by Jane Coaston
“Intersectionality” is a buzzword on the left and a punching-bag on the right. But the way it’s represented today often bears little resemblance to its origins as a legal concept developed by the scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw.

Just how bad is the collapse of a civilization? (Aeon)
by Luke Kemp
Civilizational collapse sounds like a pretty bad thing, right? Actually, in many historical instances, it may not have been so bad for the masses of people who lived at the bottom rung of civilized societies.

What good is making art? (Pacific Standard)
by Michelle Weldon
For many people busy with work and family responsibilities, the idea of finding the time to make art might seem absurd. But research suggests just how valuable it can be.

Abortion and eugenics revisited (The Atlantic)
by Adam Cohen
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s recent concurring opinion on Indiana’s abortion law warned against abortion’s potential to be a tool of eugenics. But, as the author of a book on eugenics that Thomas cited explains, that’s not really the way that the history of eugenics ties into modern politics.

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