It’s Cheaper to Call People Heroes Than to Actually Treat Them Well

Labeling groups “pandemic heroes” was a way to sidestep responsibility

An “essential worker” in St. Louis, April 2020 (CC 2.0)

Apparently, a lot of us became heroes over the last 18 months. The hall of heroes now includes doctors and nurses for their work to stem the tide of COVID and teachers like me, especially those of us who were required to teach…

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George Dillard

George Dillard

Exploring the past to illuminate politics, the environment, and more. Also: worldhistoryfacts.com. Buy me a beverage: https://ko-fi.com/georgedillard