Coo English #13

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The Economist, Jul 04, 2020

本篇的句子摘自经济学人的多篇文章。

The problem is that, without a cure or a vaccine, containment depends on people learning to change their behaviour.

Most important, as the months drag on, people just need to earn some money.

In the autumn, as life moves indoors, infections could soar.

Coo English #12

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The Economist, Jun 27, 2020

本篇的句子从经济学人里面的多篇文章里摘录。

Britain has lagged behind France, Italy and other European countries in easing restrictions. Hotels have seen a surge in bookings for July and beyond.

Taiwan has, to date, seen just seven covid-19 deaths; its economy has suffered correspondingly less.

The bigger task is for investors to embrace the restructuring that must take place.

Coo English #11

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A random walk is one in which future steps or directions cannot be predicted on the basis of past history.

– A Random Walk Down Wall Street

经济学人:亚马逊面临的挑战

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The Economist, Jun 20, 2020

这一期的经济学人内容很赞(比前两期好得不少),其中有 2 篇对亚马逊的分析文章写的特别好:

  • The genius of Amazon
  • Amazon: And on the second day…

 

经济学人的观点是,亚马逊作为一家 25 年的公司,还在依旧保持着快速扩张和创新,是很成功的案例。 然而其当前和未来面对的挑战依旧很大。

读书笔记:Thomas Edison (4)

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Thomas Edison: A Captivating Guide to the Life of a Genius Inventor (4)

Upon returning to America, the Miami Metropolis interviewed Edison, and he revealed a series of predictions for what the world may become 100 years hence.

读书笔记:Thomas Edison (3)

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Thomas Edison: A Captivating Guide to the Life of a Genius Inventor (3)

Edison had a pragmatic streak that served him well.

读书笔记:Thomas Edison (2)

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Thomas Edison: A Captivating Guide to the Life of a Genius Inventor (2)

Deafness, pure and simple, was responsible for the experimentation which perfected the machine.

读书笔记:Thomas Edison (1)

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Thomas Edison: A Captivating Guide to the Life of a Genius Inventor (1)

Thomas Edison was born into a hard-working but attentive family. He struggled in school and became deaf at an early age.

Coo English #10

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Policing America is hard because America is more violent than any other rich country and its citizens more heavily armed.

– The fire this time. The Economist, Jun 6, 2020

Coo English #9

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Edison himself once said, “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this – you haven’t.”

– Thomas Edison: A Captivating Guide to the Life of a Genius Inventor

Coo English #8

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The fire this time is burning for the same reasons it has so often in the past: that many African-Americans still live in places with the worst schools, the worst health care and the worst jobs; that the rules apply differently to black people;

– The fire this time. The Economist, Jun 6, 2020

读书笔记:读 The Economist - Coo Digest 2020-06-06

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我很喜欢周四的晚上以及周五的早上,那时候最新的 The Economist 会推送到我的 Kindle。这个瞬间总是让我欣喜, 像是小时候在稻草堆里发现了热乎乎的鸡蛋一样的感觉——很奇怪的。

最近两个月读的英文材料多了之后,渐渐找到了自己的吸收方式,以及阅读喜好。

收到新一期 The Economist 之后,我会大致浏览一下这一期的目录结构,你会发现这一期要表达的重点—— 每期的主题都很贴近当时的最热点新闻。

Coo English #7

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There is a real risk that you will trigger an outbreak that you may not be able to control.

– Dr. Anthony Fauci

Coo English #6

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Thomas always made use of whatever was around him to learn more about the world.

– Thomas Edison: A Captivating Guide to the Life of a Genius Inventor

Coo English #5

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In the next months the infrastructure built during the lockdown must prove itself.

– COVID-19: The American Way. The Economist, Sat, May 30, 2020

Coo English #4

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Yet four years after Mr Trump was elected, the time to be surprised by his behaviour has long gone. Luckily, he has mattered less than most Americans think.

– COVID-19: The American Way. The Economist, Sat, May 30, 2020

Coo English #3

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Let’s think of reverence as awe, as presence in and openness to the world. Think of those times when you’ve read prose or poetry that is presented in such a way that you have a fleeting sense of being startled by beauty or insight, by a glimpse into someone’s soul. All of a sudden everything seems to fit together or at least to have some meaning for a moment.

– Anne Lamott. Bird By Bird

Coo English #2

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Humans tend not to purge. We add and add but never subtract.

– James Schramko, Work Less, Make More

Coo English #1

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None of this will stop China from imposing its will on Hong Kong. The party’s interests always trump the people’s.

– China’s Power: Dragon strike. The Economist, Sat, May 30, 2020

Coo English #0

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The best way to see a country, unless you are pressed for time, is to travel on foot.

– William Strunk Jr., The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition