Rui Hai International Logistics, the company whose warehouses were hit by the deadly blasts, has become a symbol of the high cost of rapid industrialization in… nytimes.com|By ANDREW JACOBS

There is tremor in the force from China.
“Now, more than two weeks after explosions at its warehouses leveled a swath of that district, killing 145 people, injuring more than 700 and leaving millions here fearful of toxic fallout, Rui Hai has become a symbol of something else for many Chinese: the high cost of rapid industrialization in a closed political system rife with corruption.”

Rui Hai International Logistics, the company whose warehouses were hit by the deadly blasts, has become a symbol of the high cost of rapid industrialization in…
nytimes.com|By ANDREW JACOBS
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David Lindsay The comments at the NYT: Look Ahead is a trusted commenter WA 7 hours ago

“a symbol of the high cost of rapid industrialization in a closed political system rife with corruption”

Reminds me of a tragic fire and explosion at an ammonium nitrate warehouse in West, TX, which killed 15 and injured 225, because of the proximity to a town and the absence of fire codes.

The state of Texas legally prohibits local governments from having their own codes or rules because they are unfriendly to business, while providing none at the state level.

Only 23.8% of adult Texans managed to vote in 2014, a legacy of a corrupt, gerrymandered districting system that reliably delivers an ideologically driven legislature and predictable results like West, TX and the highest health care uninsured rate in the country at 24.4%.

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