Our hearts and prayers are with the victims of the Myanmar (Burma) cyclone. The death toll has reached 22,000, and thousands more remain missing, the area’s worst natural disaster since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and far surpassing the World Trade Center attacks.
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Updated: I ran across this piece — from 1996 — which claims Myanmar could be a force to be reckoned with in electronics manufacturing. I think it’s instructive because it highlights the disconnect between the promise of low wage rates and the struggle with poor (or no) infrastructure and a disinterested government.