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每日英語跟讀 Ep.K190: About US - 拜登的維修權命令是個好消息與美國尼特族 Biden’s right-to-repair order is good news for people who always break their phones

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每日英語跟讀 Ep.K190: About US - Biden’s right-to-repair order is good news for people who always break their phones

After years of petitions and proposals, momentum is building in government to give consumers broader rights to repair products they own ranging from farm tractors to mobile phones.


The right-to-repair issue has brought farmers in league with electronic and computer enthusiasts, who for years have groused at the thought that they merely licensed software, didn’t own it, and weren’t able to modify it to their liking.


In a press briefing yesterday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said President Joe Biden will issue an executive order directing the US Department of Agriculture to issue rules that "give farmers the right to repair their own equipment how they like."


Biden will urge the Federal Trade Commission to press computer and electronics manufacturers and defense contractors to offer additional leeway in how their devices are repaired.


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One in five young adults is neither working nor studying in US 美國5名年輕成人就有1人沒在工作,也沒就學

Almost one in five young adults in the U.S. was neither working nor studying in the first quarter as Black and Hispanic youth remain idle at disproportionate rates.


In the first three months of the year, about 3.8 million Americans age 20 to 24 were not in employment, education or training, known as the NEET rate, the Center for Economic Policy and Research said in a report. That’s up by 740,000, or 24%, from a year earlier.


Inactive youth is a worrying sign for the future of the economy. Further, high NEET rates may foster environments that are fertile for social unrest.

年輕人閒閒沒事做,是經濟前景一個令人擔心的徵兆。而且,高「啃老」率或許助長醞釀社會不安的環境。Source article:;

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