A controversial argument I’m sure and the author makes some logical leaps without fully backing it up.
But at it’s core there is a very good point. Our society takes a semi prurient interest in this sort of thing and we generally do feel oh so much better after we’ve pointed out what was wrong.… whether we really change anything.
We also have a media that has adapted to get maximum publicity and profit from these sorts of disasters.
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