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This week, we look at how vaccine mandates and other issues related to the coronavirus pandemic are fueling resignations and dissent among state employees, law enforcement, and other segments of the population.
This week, concern erupted around a recent Financial Times report indicating that China had been revealed to have tested a new hypersonic weapon capable of traveling 21,000 miles per hour… but were the reports true? We look at what the Chinese Foreign Ministry had to say, as well as what U.S. Intelligence Officials say about why America is falling behind in its own hypersonics development. We also touch on the recent passing of Colin Powell and his legacy, and other items in the news.
However, the main focus this week has to do with resignations and revolts occurring around the United States, as state employees in California show fewer percentages of vaccinated than the general population, police forces push back against vaccine mandates, and the private sector is going on strike against work conditions. In light of all this, it’s no surprise that two professors are saying that we’re already entering a financial depression on par with the slump seen in 2008… we wade into all of this, and more on this week’s installment of Middle Theory.
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- RED SCARE: Beijing says new 21,000mph nuclear-capable missile is ‘a new blow to the US’
- OR NOT: China denies report of hypersonic missile test, says tested space vehicle
- CARMEN’S BIG REVEAL: Lauded Spanish female crime writer revealed to be three men
- POWELL: Colin Powell, military leader and first Black US secretary of state, dies
- THE GREAT REVOLT: Nearly 40% of California state workers remain unvaccinated despite Newsom order
- POLICE PROTEST: Clashes intensify between city officials, police
- WILLIAMS WALKS OUT: ESPN reporter leaving company over requirements
- THE GREAT RESIGNATION: The Great Resignation Goes Global
- THE GREAT RESHUFFLE: LinkedIn CEO Ryan Roslansky on Gen Z’s ‘Great Reshuffle’ | Time GREAT DEPRESSION: Professor warns America already in recession; may be as bad as ’08
- BOND AT THE GAY BAR: James Bond walks into a gay bar. But should he?
- CONTROVERSY INC: Jon Stewart Torches Media for Hyping Stories to Stir Up Conflict
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