Derivatives, Drones and the Coming Class Warfare

Disclaimer: I hope the use of “coming class warfare” in the title is not guilty of inciting hatred. I mean, this is not religious or racial in nature, this is impersonal, this is just fragments of a final year economics major’s intellectual wanderings… One can’t fault another human being for enjoying the exercise of thought, eh? :p I think of derivatives rather like drones. They work from a distance so you never feel the real…

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How do you measure a relationship?

By the integral of area under curve with affect on the y-axis over the x-axis of time? By taking heed to what comes most naturally to us – duration neglect and the peak-end rule? Surely the end is always the worst. Sitting on public transport to God-knows-where and getting saddened by the prospect of not having to find change for 2 anymore in Guangzhou. Regaining consciousness in delirium as train tracks sighed intermittently under the…

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老样子

那房间 还是老样子 只是多了嬉闹过的场景 你画着眼影唱川剧 我用着电脑逛淘宝 每天睁开眼 目光的罅隙里 你起身 穿衣 上班去 每晚入睡前 敞开的臂弯里 你钻进 满足 灯关上

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China’s contradictions: violence in close-knit families

Xin’s mother left her village at 18 to look for jobs in the city. Back when she was a child, there was no paved road from village to town and they had to walk for hours just to sell some extra produce on the market for spare cash. She had come to the city with 2 close friends. While lunching at an eatery in Chongqing, the waitress that tended to them complained of low-pay and…

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