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The Tyranny of the Mask?

Leon County in my adopted state of Florida has mandated the wearing of face coverings in indoor, public spaces. There are numerous exceptions to the requirement, such as while exercising (at a distance) and for health reasons. Those who violate the ordinance face an initial $50 fine which increases to $125 and then up to [More]

Space for Concern: Trump’s Executive Order on Space Resources

Among the bevy of executive actions undertaken by President Donald Trump during the COVID-19 crisis is, of all things, an executive order (issued on 6 April 2020) promoting the development of space resources, which states in part that: Americans should have the right to engage in commercial exploration, recovery, and use of resources in outer […] The post Space for Concern: Trump’s Executive Order on Space Resources appeared first on OUPblog.         Related StoriesEarth Day at 50: conservation, spirituality, and climate change [podcast]Lessons learnt from Coronavirus and global environmental challengesHow a pandemic could save the [More]

California Consumer Privacy Act

California recently implemented a consumer privacy act aimed at giving consumers a choice about companies selling their personal data. The law is not just a matter of concern for Californians; because it is an economic powerhouse, the state has considerable influence. My home state of Maine, which has far less influence than California, has a [More]

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  • Professor of Religion and Professor of Philosophy
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