Actor Tim Robbins Says COVID Has Become a “New Religion”

“Brand asked Robbins about the rise of censorship in response to the pandemic, measures which saw the ‘granting of paternal authority to a state that always offers us safety, to a corporate sector that always offers us convenience, all the while banalizing the human experience, turning us into data.’ ‘This is a new religion,’ responded the Shawshank Redemption star. ‘It’s exactly like a religion, it’s dogmatic, it’s absolute – if you do not believe in it you are condemned to hell, maybe this is a new religion,’ he added.

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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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