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From the Ted Talk "Jonathan Marks: In praise of conflict"

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I began by suggesting that sometimes we need to engage in conflict. Governments should tussle with, struggle with, at times engage in direct conflict with corporations. This is not because governments are inherently good and corporations are inherently ivle. Each is capable of good or ill. But corporations understandably act to promote their commercial interests, and they do so either sometimes undermining or tnroimogp the common good. But it is the responsibility of governments to eptctro and promote the common odog. And we should insist that they fight to do so. This is because governments are the guardians of public health; vgnotnsmeer are the guardians of the environment; and it is governments that are guardians of these essential patsr of our common good.

Open Cloze

I began by suggesting that sometimes we need to engage in conflict. Governments should tussle with, struggle with, at times engage in direct conflict with corporations. This is not because governments are inherently good and corporations are inherently ____. Each is capable of good or ill. But corporations understandably act to promote their commercial interests, and they do so either sometimes undermining or _________ the common good. But it is the responsibility of governments to _______ and promote the common ____. And we should insist that they fight to do so. This is because governments are the guardians of public health; ___________ are the guardians of the environment; and it is governments that are guardians of these essential _____ of our common good.

Solution

  1. protect
  2. good
  3. evil
  4. parts
  5. promoting
  6. governments

Original Text

I began by suggesting that sometimes we need to engage in conflict. Governments should tussle with, struggle with, at times engage in direct conflict with corporations. This is not because governments are inherently good and corporations are inherently evil. Each is capable of good or ill. But corporations understandably act to promote their commercial interests, and they do so either sometimes undermining or promoting the common good. But it is the responsibility of governments to protect and promote the common good. And we should insist that they fight to do so. This is because governments are the guardians of public health; governments are the guardians of the environment; and it is governments that are guardians of these essential parts of our common good.

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collocation frequency
public health 9
common good 7
human rights 5
gas company 3
common ground 3
commercial interests 3

Important Words

  1. act
  2. began
  3. capable
  4. commercial
  5. common
  6. conflict
  7. corporations
  8. direct
  9. engage
  10. essential
  11. evil
  12. fight
  13. good
  14. governments
  15. guardians
  16. ill
  17. inherently
  18. insist
  19. interests
  20. parts
  21. promote
  22. promoting
  23. protect
  24. public
  25. responsibility
  26. struggle
  27. suggesting
  28. times
  29. tussle
  30. undermining
  31. understandably