• Life,  Reading

    Marriage Economics

      Mr. Hua is married again. It is said that this is his fourth marriage, and the bride is twenty years younger than him. Marriage is a matter of mutual consent between an adult man and a woman, and there is no need to explain it to outsiders. Although I have known him for many years, I don’t know much about the number of marriages of Mr. Hua. More than ten years ago, I sat next to him when I participated in a novel seminar. I heard that he had just arrived in Hainan, was divorced, and had a child alone. Because he did not have a local hukou, he had…

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    night Stalker

      Like a sudden evil, you lie on the bed with blank eyes, but your hands are dancing in the air, like messy branches in the wind. Ying 仂, Ying 仂. You shout my name. Regardless of everything, one after another. Ying! Ying! Like an arrow, shot from the chest, thrown high, and then fell back. Throw it up again, and then fall back down. Sad, but also fanatical, like lightning and thunder.   It was the early 1990s, when you were 18 years old, you suddenly fell into epilepsy in my house, and no one knew what caused you.   More than twenty years later, your shout passed through the thick years…

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  • Reading,  Wealth

    The Law of Indexes: Investing in the Raw Diamonds

      ”The History of Venture Capital” is the new work of financial historian Sebastian Malaby, who was previously known for his “Rich and Enemy”. In “A History of Venture Capital,” Malaby takes us inside the venture capital industry, examines venture capital with the law of the index, explains why venture capitalists’ sole purpose is to win the jackpot, and is critical to the venture capital industry. The biggest strengths and most dangerous blind spots are candidly analyzed. The index rule is the most common rule of venture capital   The law of exponents is also known as the “80/20 law”: 80% of the wealth is held by 20% of the people, 80%…

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    The inevitable “big break”?

      Francis Fukuyama’s “The Great Break” was translated and published in China in 2015. The book I bought is already the sixth printing in 2020.   This book aims to point out some prominent problems in the post-industrial Western society—mainly pointing to the rapid loss of capital in Western society. Social capital refers to the density and stickiness of social interactions between people. Through intensive and extensive social interactions, people form the spirit of participation, organizational ability, sense of responsibility, spirit of contract, etc., which is the basis for the effective operation of democracy.   The book is divided into three parts. The first part points out that there is a “big break”…

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    Away song

    In the spring of 1921, the ice and snow at Yanmen Pass had just melted, and some green with strong vitality emerged from the crevices of the rocks and the spires of the iron-like bushes. This green is supposed to be soft, but my mother received the worst news in this soft season: her dad fell off a cliff. Standing on the edge of the cliff, my mother looked down, and her father, along with mules and mule carts, were scattered under the cliff. What kind of scene is that, once it gets into the eye, it is like a wedge slammed into the wall, and it is difficult to…

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    Gorgeous visual feast

      ”You can’t escape love. This is an advertisement published in the “Baltimore” newspaper. This is how he found her…” A pair of sexy red lips appeared on the scene. The story is also eloquently told between these two red lips.   ”This is not a love story, but it’s a story about love.”   Who knows what they’re going to say? The beginning of the film is chaotic, I don’t know what’s going on, a man is in a hurry to arrange a tight day – he can see her at 6 o’clock, marry her at 9 o’clock, and return to the office at 10 o’clock. It’s kind of weird, but it…

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    What is “culture”Tolerant, Open and Pragmatic Singapore Education

      Singapore is a country with a short history, a small territory and poor resources, but after just a few decades of struggle, it has now developed into a modern country with a developed economy and a civilized society. This achievement is closely related to Singapore’s emphasis on education. Specifically, Singapore’s education has the following characteristics: A      tolerant educational environment      Singapore is a city-state where Eastern and Western cultures meet. Except for the four major ethnic groups in the country – Chinese, Malays, Indians and Europeans, Singapore almost converges people from all over the world, it is a pluralistic society. How to avoid ethnic conflicts and achieve co-existence and…

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    What is “culture”

      We live in culture like fish live in water. We grow in culture, and culture shapes our character. We belong to culture, culture is embodied and created by us, we are part of culture. We talk about culture almost all the time. However, what exactly is culture?   Since the 1980s, the worldwide craze for cultural studies has affected all social science research, and literary studies is no exception. Cultural studies generally arose in Britain after World War II, and then spread and influenced the United States and other Western countries. In 1963 Richard Hoggart founded the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham, which aims to study…

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    Home: Possession and Eviction

      ”Sweeping the Floor: Poverty and Profiteering in American Cities” explains forced evictions It is the key link in transforming poverty for some into excess profits for others. Between 2009 and 2011, at least 1 in 8 renters in Milwaukee experienced a forced eviction.   In 2012, New York courts issued nearly 80 eviction orders a day for non-payment of rent. Evicted tenants have a hard time finding good housing because of this record. They have to live in communities with worse conditions. Poverty, violence, drugs then come together. In order to ensure that rent is paid on time and that they will not be evicted, they have to save money. In…

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