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

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So we understand the importance of struggle when it comes to relationships between branches of government, the pibluc sector. We also ueasnndrtd the importance of conflict when it comes to relationships among cnooortaiprs, the private sector. But where we have forgotten it is in the relationships between the public and the private. And governments all over the world are coalbirlantog with idrtusny to solve problems of public health and the environment, often collaborating with the very corporations that are crtaineg or exacerbating the problems they are trying to solve. We are told that these relationships are a win-win. But what if someone is losing out?

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So we understand the importance of struggle when it comes to relationships between branches of government, the ______ sector. We also __________ the importance of conflict when it comes to relationships among ____________, the private sector. But where we have forgotten it is in the relationships between the public and the private. And governments all over the world are _____________ with ________ to solve problems of public health and the environment, often collaborating with the very corporations that are ________ or exacerbating the problems they are trying to solve. We are told that these relationships are a win-win. But what if someone is losing out?

Solution

  1. creating
  2. industry
  3. collaborating
  4. understand
  5. corporations
  6. public

Original Text

So we understand the importance of struggle when it comes to relationships between branches of government, the public sector. We also understand the importance of conflict when it comes to relationships among corporations, the private sector. But where we have forgotten it is in the relationships between the public and the private. And governments all over the world are collaborating with industry to solve problems of public health and the environment, often collaborating with the very corporations that are creating or exacerbating the problems they are trying to solve. We are told that these relationships are a win-win. But what if someone is losing out?

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

Important Words

  1. branches
  2. collaborating
  3. conflict
  4. corporations
  5. creating
  6. environment
  7. exacerbating
  8. forgotten
  9. government
  10. governments
  11. health
  12. importance
  13. industry
  14. losing
  15. private
  16. problems
  17. public
  18. relationships
  19. sector
  20. solve
  21. struggle
  22. told
  23. understand
  24. world