There are no more good things

I love Daily Shouts on The New Yorker and today there’s this gem of a piece that feels so relevant.

Before, there were flowers and rainbows and babies’ smiles, and they were all good things. They’re still around today, but now they’re bad things. Flowers now smell like off-brand yogurt. Rainbows now have pre-roll videos. And babies still smile, but they’re smiling because they approve of efforts to dismantle our country’s social safety net.


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