Earthquake school ‘built on the cheap’

Old Blog Import

When the 9-27 earthquake happened in Taiwan, I remember that it was a lucky thing it happened at night. Most of the schools near the epicenter collapsed — as did other government built buildings (police stations, etc.). I’m usually not an advocate for privatization — but it seems clear that government corruption is to blame.

As Italian villagers grieved yesterday for the children killed when their school collapsed in an earthquake, anger was rising over why the building folded like a house of cards.”

Guardian Unlimited