BREAKING: BACOW TO SERVE AS HARVARD’S 29TH PRESIDENT

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当年他在塔夫茨大学当校长,现在当上了哈佛校长。作为这二所大学的校友,俺和他啥缘分啊。。。

February 11, 2018

Harvard Corporation member Lawrence S. Bacow will serve as the University’s 29th president, members of the presidential search committee announced Sunday afternoon, ending a seven month-long hunt he initially helped conduct.

Bacow, 66, formerly served as the president of Tufts University and the chancellor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has also held roles at the Harvard Kennedy School, the Graduate School of Education, the Law School—and, most recently, on Harvard’s own search committee…..

 http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2018/2…

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“True nobility is exempt from fear: More can I bear than you dare execute.” — William Shakespeare

Summer, 2017

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“Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.” —- Christopher Columbus

Dinner at Royal Automobile Club, London

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Hyde Park, London

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NY Times: Sedate a Plant, and It Seems to Lose Consciousness. Is It Conscious?

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别了! 别了! 你怨诉的歌声
流过草坪, 越过幽静的溪水
溜上山坡, 而此时它正深深
埋在附近的溪谷中
这是个幻觉, 还是梦寐
那歌声去了–我是睡? 是醒?
—-摘自[夜莺颂] 济慈(查良铮 译

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(转自推特)从秦始皇之后,几千年来他们只做了两件事,第一件事是争着做皇帝,第二件事是研究如何保住这个皇位。整个国家就是为皇帝存在的。整个国家就是皇帝家族的一道宴席,各级官员是负责上菜的服务员,老百姓就是端上去的一道道菜。

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亚当•斯密在《国富论》(The Wealth of Nations)中写到:“一幢住宅本身不会为其住户带来任何收入。”“如果出租给房客,由于房屋本身不会创造什么,房客始终必须用一些其它的收入来支付租金。”因此斯密得出结论,尽管出租一幢房屋,可以为其所有者带来收入,“但人群的总体收入永远不会藉此获得一丁点儿的增加”。斯密对疯狂的投机非常熟悉,他客气地称之为“过度交易”。斯密表示:“当交易获利高于平常时,过度交易就成为一个普遍的错误。”斯密称,盈利率“最高的国家,始终是崩溃得最迅速的”。斯密向爱丁堡的一个学会表示(用了我们能够想象到的挖苦语气):“只要有了和平、低税收和宽容的司法当局,一个国家要达到最高富裕水平不需要其它东西。”–(转自FT)

今不如昔

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(轉自推特)一千多年前,宋太祖赵匡胤认为,是民养了官,是官吃了民的饭。那个时候,每个衙门门口都要立一块石碑,上书十六个大字:“尔俸尔禄,民脂民膏。下民易虐,上天难欺!”

今天有人说:“他们养活了十几亿人,解决了十几亿人温饱。

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