Krugman is right as usual. But I’ve based my 2022 equanimity on this:
Steady prosecution of coup participants.
Biden’s concentration on voting rights.
Astounding success of fossil fuels divestment.
Awareness that people always get apocalyptic in plague years.
(Links below.)
Extremely interesting idea from indigenous scholar Grace Dillon:

“The Native Apocalypse, if contemplated seriously, has already taken place.”
Related, from D.W. Winnicott: “There are moments when a patient needs to be told that the breakdown, fear of which is wrecking his life, has already occurred.”

Americans need to be told this now.
Much of this is in my own column @latimesopinion on how to panic less this year, written mostly to cool off my own insomnia:…

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