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Elon Musk, now estimated to be the wealthiest person in the world, speaks at a technology convention in 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Kevin Clarke
Elon Musk is making headlines by buying Twitter, but he is only one of the American oligarchs working to protect their wealth while fighting policies that would benefit the common good.
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FaithShort Take
Sara Scarlett Willson
The livestreamed Mass was a godsend to a recent convert during the height of the pandemic. But the importance of a parish community and in-person encounters quickly became obvious.
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Politics & SocietyShort Take
John W. Miller
Virtual reality is taking off, and it is more than a game: The metaverse promises relief from human pain and longing. But can it become just another addiction?
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Sarah Vincent
Cryptocurrency is our culture’s idolatrous golden calf. We need to save ourselves (and our planet) from its empty promises.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Jim McDermott
It is horrifying to think that some people would believe we are living in a simulation. But even more horrifying is the reality that we all actually spend most of our lives behaving like we are.
FaithShort Take
Dorian Llywelyn, S.J. — The Conversation
If any app helps people to be more patient, humble, just, and attentive to the poor, it’s a good thing. But being an active member of a real community is likely needed as well.