Shoot, I had this ready to go last night! Apologies!
Clash over Haiti aid flights: French blame US over medical delays. This is THE lead story in the Financial Times. Per the Greg Palast link provided yesterday, Iceland and China both got some help to Haiti before the US did. The US, by contrast, sends an aircraft carrier three days into the crisis, with no emergency supplies of any kind. And we have this as the lead story in the New York Times: Rescues Beat Dimming Odds in Haiti when this story Looters roam Port-au-Prince as earthquake death toll estimate climbs Guardian (hat tip reader Michael T) seems a much more accurate take of the state of affairs. Now perhaps somewhere in the US, the MSM is providing coverage of our shades-of-Katrina operations in Haiti, but it looks as if that story is instead being told abroad, while here, we are getting heartwarming stories of rescues.
Don’t Shelter Your Children: Coping With Stress As A Child Develops Resilience And Emotion Regulation As An Adult Scientific Blogging (hat tip reader Michael T). My one data point here is a woman (now over 60) whose mother sheltered her throughout her childhood. She regularly has panic attacks all her adult life.
Assertive China goes a great leap too far Sydney Morning Herald (hat tip reader Crocodile Chuck. The “China overreach” may be too optimistic a hope. This may be a clever way to selectively expropriate assets.
Read more: New York Times Ready to Charge Online Readers — Daily Intel http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2010/01/new_york_times_set_to_mimic_ws.html#ixzz0cx0w1ZGT
Ominous lessons of the 1930s for Europe Financial Times
ECB prepares legal ground for euro rupture as Greek crisis escalates Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph. The headline and lead-in do sensationalize some sensible scenario analysis, but the substance is nevertheless interesting.
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