All over America, the coronavirus is revealing, or at least reminding us, just how much of contemporary American life is bullshit, with power structures built on punishment and fear as opposed to our best interest. Whenever the government or a corporation benevolently withdraws some punitive threat because of the coronavirus, it’s a signal that there was never any good reason for that threat to exist in the first place.

Dan Kois on bullshit rules.

Oh we can suddenly take bottles of hand sanitiser on planes and don’t need to jail people for minor offences? Fancy that…