Shortage of nursing care workers | The Japan Times

English: An osteoporotic elderly women in Japan.

English: An osteoporotic elderly women in Japan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an excellent, must-read, editorial article from the Japan Times.

via Shortage of nursing care workers | The Japan Times.

So far Japan has not faced up to massive shortage of nursing care workers needed to look after its rapidly aging population.

Expect the global market for nurses to be influenced by massive additional demand from Japan. This will cause knock-on problems for countries with weak healthcare systems, like the UK.

Thoughts?

Warren, McCain introduce bill to bring back Glass-Steagall | TheHill

English: John McCain official photo portrait.

English: John McCain official photo portrait. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a really important story from The Hill.

via Warren, McCain introduce bill to bring back Glass-Steagall | TheHill.

The Glass-Steagall Act, introduced after the US depression in the thirties, segregated investment and retail banks. When President Clinton repealed Glass-Steagall, it opened the way to massive abuse in the financial services industry that lead to the 2008 economic disaster.

Surely, it’s about time that the UK introduced legislation to break up the big banks, like the US?

Thoughts?