Lives or Livelihoods? Bay Area Seeks Balance in Reopening Economy
“The decision is more nuanced than that draconian, black-or-white choice,” said Joan Harrington, director of Social Sector Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. “We have more information, more data, so a slower, gradual reopening is a possibility.”
“The all-or-nothing approach of ‘We are completely open or we are still closed’ with no creative thought on how to make it work is just untenable and will lead to continuing polarization and politicization of the issue,” Harrington said.
Joan Harrington, director of Social Sector Ethics, quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle.
May 22, 2020
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