The Intelligence Briefing: Finding Cupid Amid the Coronavirus
For some, finding a romantic partner is no walk in the park. But in this new digital age, especially in the time of physical isolation, do singles really need a park anyhow?
- Central Intelligence: Finding cupid amid coronavirus
- Intelligraphic: How are singles dating in isolation? We got an exclusive first look at the latest data from Match Grou.
- Double Digits: President Trump plans to defund $400 million from the World Health Organization. Should he?
- Points of View: Get the latest analysis and insight from our past debaters.
- That's Debatable: Is it time to wave goodbye to the handshake?
Read the full story to get the inside scoop on romance and dating apps from past debaters Eric Klinenberg and Helen Fisher.
POINTS OF VIEW
- What will the post-coronavirus world order look like? Mira Rapp-Hooper discusses what's in store for China as a global leader. (War on the Rocks, Mira’s debate)
- Back at home, the government is gearing up to give large corporations some $500 billion in coronavirus relief. R. Glenn Hubbard offers a framework for how the Treasury can use this fund to bolster the economy. (AEI, Glenn’s debate)
- Meanwhile, Robert Reich argues that the federal government shouldn't be in the business of bailing out big corporations that could use the money to benefit shareholders instead of workers. (Bloomberg, Robert’s debate)
- Turning to the justice system, former judge Nancy Gertner makes her case for the compassionate release of elderly and vulnerable prisoners during coronavirus. (Boston Globe, Nancy’s debate)
- And from the tech perspective, Noam Cohen discusses our current reliance on Big Tech and weighs on whether the “techlash” should come to an end. (Wired, Noam’s debate)
- BONUS WATCH: Want to ponder the topic of love in the time of coronavirus a bit longer? Jeannie Suk Gersen gives a TED Talk on how thinking about divorce can help your marriage. (TED, Jeannie’s debate)
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The Handshake: a Eulogy.
“In a time where we are being driven apart — politically, socially, and economically — failing to extend a hand and touch one another, as a last remnant of the seal between us, seems like something we will miss.”
Goodbye to Handshakes—and Good Riddance.
“We have a singular opportunity to eliminate this custom once and for all. There’s a much better way to greet one another — and no, it’s not the fist bump, and it’s certainly not the ridiculous elbow tap, either.”