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失业下的深圳中年
在这几十天当中,也不是没有工作机会,在我计算了一下每个月的支出后,选择了婉拒。我们四口之家每个月的可见支出大致如下:

房贷:8000

生活费:2000

家庭日用品消耗:2000

养车:1000

老大的学费、课外培训费、两个的营养费:3000

两边家族特殊日子的礼金、同学朋友人情往来礼金:2000

家庭备用金:2000
shenzhen  2019 
29 days ago by aries1988
中产阶级轻松 社会没有未来:评《作为中产我对国家有哪些不满》
房价除了反映土地稀缺度,更反映基础建设水平。中国人都知道炒房要炒地铁房,说明即便是有投机心态,房价也得和基建投资挂钩。但问题在于,中国的城市基建不是天上掉下来的,不是全世界殖民地养的,不是世界大战的财富买单的,很大程度上是我们在一代人的时间里快速造出来的。这笔投资让目前享用城市基建的人口买单,是唯一的出路。

在一个大多数家庭都意识到教育重要性的年代,在一个阶层流动还非常明显的年代,中产阶级——从你的描述看,其实是顶层中产,占人口5%以内——要保持住自己的教育优势,本来就要比下面的人多花一些力气,多承受一些成本。

中产之所以是中产,有两种可能。一是在快速增长的经济体内,提供产业升级过程中稀缺的技术劳动和知识,从增量中获得超出平均水平的工资。另一种中产在稳定乃至停滞的经济体内,占据垄断性技术和人脉,用或明或暗的“编制”来凭空“制造稀缺”,维持远超平均水平的工资。这第二种中产,其实就是封建时代末期的小地主,清朝中期的盐业分销商,19世纪末的奴隶种植园打手,对生产力发展是绊脚石而不是推进剂。对于这种社会集团,我读书时的课本有一个简洁明了的描述:

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state  middle-class  china  today  debate  shenzhen 
august 2018 by aries1988
異鄉人——馬立安:在深圳住了二十多年的美國人類學家,為什麼執迷城中村?|端傳媒 Initium Media
「沒有城中村就沒有深圳。」二十餘年來,她看到「深圳奇蹟」背後的歷史,亦發起對命運選擇的追問。
shenzhen  story  gaijin  american 
january 2018 by aries1988
The West should stop worrying about China’s AI revolution
China has some big advantages in AI. It has a wealth of talented engineers and scientists, for one. It also is rich in the data necessary to train AI systems. With fewer obstacles to data collection and use, China is amassing huge databases that don’t exist in other countries. The results can be seen in the growth of facial-recognition systems based on machine learning: they now identify workers at offices and customers in stores, and they authenticate users of mobile apps.

The location of the institute is well chosen. From the office windows, you can see the campuses of both Peking University and Tsinghua University, two of China’s top academic institutions. Sinovation provides machine-learning tools and data sets to train Chinese engineers, and it offers expertise for companies hoping to make use of AI. The institute has about 30 full-time employees so far, but the plan is to employ more than 100 by next year, and to train hundreds of AI experts each year through internships and boot camps. Right now, roughly 80 percent of the institute’s funding and projects are aimed at commercializing AI, while the rest is focused on more far-out technology research and startup incubation.

The goal isn’t to invent the next AlphaGo, though; it’s to upgrade thousands of companies across China using AI.

“The titans of industry [in China] have seen fortunes made and fortunes lost all within their lifetime,” he says. “When you see the tech trends shift, you had better move quickly, or someone else will beat you.”
ai  china  list  entrepreneurial  company  internet  innovation  today  comparison  opinion  reportage  shenzhen 
october 2017 by aries1988
The Destruction of Baishizhou

In other words, they were in a fine position to participate in Shenzhen’s capitalist experiment. As waves of migrant workers flowed into the city to fuel the manufacturing boom, the villagers put their money into maximizing rental space: building residential buildings that went as high as tenants were willing to climb, and then partitioning them into ever smaller units and crowding them closer and closer together. In the process, they gave Shenzhen a backbone of affordable, albeit poorly regulated, housing that was vital to the city’s rise.

A leather and household repairman tends his stall in a passageway, next to chatting residents. The density of the neighborhood makes for an occasional blurring of private and public spaces.
shenzhen  village  city  photo  quartier  life  china 
october 2016 by aries1988

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