Thursday, February 18, 2010


1'In China, shift to privatized healthcare brings long lines and frustration' - LA Times

Life expectancy growth in China has slowed in relation to other emerging economies over the last 20 years.

2'California teachers’ pension fund faces $43 billion shortfall' -

California teachers do not get social security 'credit' for their work. So this pension is their primary source of retirement stability.

3'A Danger in Thin Air' - Counterpunch; Halligan

On India / China border disuptes.

4'Norway's Yara to buy Terra Industries for $4.1B' - AP

Imagine the hysteria if a Chinese SWF had bought a major agricultural company in the Heartland.

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