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Stephanie Coontz

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Stephanie Coontz teaches history and family studies at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and is Director of Research and Public Education at the Council on Contemporary Families. Her most recent book is Marriage, A History: How Love Conquered Marriage.

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    Behind frustrating, unnecessary problems like vaccine hesitancy lies a broader crisis of trust. The solution, argues the director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, is to rethink the basic terms of the relationship between individuals, firms, civil society, and the state.

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