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"From the Ted Talk by Arthur Brooks: A conservative's plea"

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But you know what we really need? We need a new day in flexible ideology. We need to be less predictable. Don't we? Do you ever feel like your own ideology is starting to get prcebliatde? Kinda conventional? Do you ever feel like you're always listening to people who agree with you? Why is that dnoguears? Because when we talk in this country about economics, on the right, conservatives, you're always talking about taxes and regulations and big government. And on the left, liberals, you're talking about economics, it's always about income ieqiltnauy. Right? Now those are important things, really important to me, really important to you. But when it comes to lifting peploe up who are sritnavg and need us today, those are distractions. We need to come together around the best ways to mitigate poverty using the best tools at our disposal, and that comes only when conservatives recognize that they need liberals and their obsession with poverty, and lirebals need contearveivss and their obsession with free markets. That's the diversity in which lies the future strength of this cunorty, if we choose to take it.

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But you know what we really need? We need a new day in flexible ideology. We need to be less predictable. Don't we? Do you ever feel like your own ideology is starting to get ___________? Kinda conventional? Do you ever feel like you're always listening to people who agree with you? Why is that _________? Because when we talk in this country about economics, on the right, conservatives, you're always talking about taxes and regulations and big government. And on the left, liberals, you're talking about economics, it's always about income __________. Right? Now those are important things, really important to me, really important to you. But when it comes to lifting ______ up who are ________ and need us today, those are distractions. We need to come together around the best ways to mitigate poverty using the best tools at our disposal, and that comes only when conservatives recognize that they need liberals and their obsession with poverty, and ________ need _____________ and their obsession with free markets. That's the diversity in which lies the future strength of this _______, if we choose to take it.

Solution

  1. starving
  2. people
  3. country
  4. conservatives
  5. liberals
  6. inequality
  7. predictable
  8. dangerous

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But you know what we really need? We need a new day in flexible ideology. We need to be less predictable. Don't we? Do you ever feel like your own ideology is starting to get predictable? Kinda conventional? Do you ever feel like you're always listening to people who agree with you? Why is that dangerous? Because when we talk in this country about economics, on the right, conservatives, you're always talking about taxes and regulations and big government. And on the left, liberals, you're talking about economics, it's always about income inequality. Right? Now those are important things, really important to me, really important to you. But when it comes to lifting people up who are starving and need us today, those are distractions. We need to come together around the best ways to mitigate poverty using the best tools at our disposal, and that comes only when conservatives recognize that they need liberals and their obsession with poverty, and liberals need conservatives and their obsession with free markets. That's the diversity in which lies the future strength of this country, if we choose to take it.

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Important Words

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  21. inequality
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  28. markets
  29. mitigate
  30. obsession
  31. people
  32. poverty
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