Monday, February 23, 2009

Bird's Nest to Hatch Western Consumerist Wonderland

Will anybody ever learn? From the LaTimes.
"They wanted to build 'the world's biggest this' and 'the world's biggest that,' but these buildings have almost zero long-term economic benefit," economist Huang said.

Moreover, the makeover of Beijing for the Olympics led to an estimated 1.5 million residents being evicted from their homes, according to the Geneva-based Center on Housing Rights and Evictions.