September 3, 2010 2:59PM

Experience Is a Good Teacher, But She Sends in Terrific Bills

[above quote attibuted to American writer Minna Thomas Antrim (1861–1950)]

The AP reports on trouble facing the Chinese census:

After years of reforms that have reduced the government’s once‐​pervasive involvement in most people’s lives, some Chinese are proving reluctant to give up personal information and harboring suspicions about what the government plans to do with their details.