Read — 2015/05/19
Today’s selection of articles includes:
- “As Chinese stocks rise, Beijing wins“, by Shen Hong & Chao Deng (Wall Street Journal). The SHCOMP is up nearly 37% year-to-date, and over 125% year-to-year. This article claims that “the biggest winner has been the Chinese government”.
- “Thai ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra’s negligence trial begins” (BBC). A rice-subsidy program during Ms. Shinawatra’s time in office paid rural farmers “twice the market rate”. Ms. Shinawatra argues the program was “an attempt to support the rural poor”.
- “Rise in suicide by black children surprises researchers“, by Sabrina Tavernise (NY Times). And it should shock you, too. I hope “the government” figures out an effective counter, but in the meantime, let’s each of us make a conscious, sustained effort to meaningfully engage the people (especially the children) in our lives, and to respect those like grade-school teachers who make such interactions their vocation.