Read — 2017/11/08

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. What explains U.S. mass shootings? International comparisons suggest an answer“, by Max Fisher & Josh Keller (NY Times). More guns equals more gun violence. The final quote from this article, a reference to the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, is chilling:

    Once America decided killing children was bearable, it was over.

  2. China’s technology ambitions could upset the global trade order“, by Jane Perlez, Paul Mozur, & Jonathan Ansfield (NY Times).
  3. Mourning Roy Halladay, a master who craved the big moments“, by Tyler Kepner (NY Times). The following quote offers a window into this competitor’s psyche:

    [J]ust having the opportunity meant every bit as much as winning it or not winning it. The rest, as they say, it’s in the cards. But as far as what you can control, just having those opportunities was all I ever wanted.

    I would change “having” to “creating” or “earning”, and dispense with the “just”s, but yeah, can you give a better approach to challenge?!