I Love Rabbit

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Last year, we Sichuanese consumed 300 million rabbits, (70% of the total in China)

I still prefer this hot and spicy rabbit heads I had in Zigong, chopped in halves

Those in Chengdu are cold

The meat on the cheeks, the brain in the skull, the chewy tongues are my favorite

eyeballs, hmmm…okay…

The price is crazy

It used to be 2.5 yuan per head in the 90s, now soars to 12 yuan, same speed of the housing price in Chengdu, reflecting our inflation.

This one is also from Zigong. Still rabbit

Zigong dishes rank the first in Chengdu because they make you uncomfortable after dinner, but more addicted to it after you take the pills.

When picking meat to lose weight, beef is superb, but much more expensive than rabbit.

So, rabbit wins.

你可能不知道的咖啡价值链

http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001083133?full=y&ccode=2G192004&exclusive

咖啡为什么这么贵?为什么咖啡种植者会在咖啡日益流行的时候陷入困境?谁拿走了咖啡价值链中最大的利润?

考虑到消费者喝的咖啡比以往任何时候都要多,当下应该是种植者的好年景。然而,由于领先生产国巴西的咖啡豆大量涌入市场,阿拉比卡咖啡豆(两种主要咖啡豆中的一种,品质较高,口感较为柔和)在纽约洲际交易所(ICE)的价格仅略高于1美元/磅,远低于五年前价格的一半。

“Man Becomes the Sex Organs of the Machine World”

Man becomes, as it were, the sex organs of the machine world, as the bee of the plant world, enabling it to fecundate and to evolve ever new forms. The machine world reciprocates man’s love by expediting his wishes and desires, namely, in providing him with wealth”.  – Understanding Media (1964), p. 46

By Tristan Eldritch

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The economics of privacy

https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2019/06/the-economics-of-privacy.html

Perhaps the biggest complaint about tech companies today is that they do not respect our privacy. They gather and store data on us, and in some cases, such as Facebook, they charge companies for the ability to send targeted ads to us. They induce us to self-reveal on the internet, often in ways that are more public than we might at first expect. Furthermore, tech data practices are not entirely appropriate, as for instance Facebook recently stored user passwords in an insecure, plain text format.

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