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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

More from those free-marketeers in China

The regime is now demanding factories get government approval before making lay-offs.

I would cluck-cluck about the supposedly "free-market" Communists being exposed, but as an American, well . . .

Posted by D.J. McGuire on November 18, 2008 in International Politics | Permalink


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Again, when people here say that the government is doing more free market initiaves in China, we certainly aren't foolish enough to think they are free-marketers. This is another reminder of how lucky we are to be in a county that has never fully espoused communist values. (Though the Marxist-Lenninist pushed for it pretty hard - with sympathisers in Windsor - during the election.)

Posted by: Janet | 2008-11-18 11:53:32 AM

Watch for that to be a condition of any new bailouts in the US. There is already a nutty cap on executive pay.

I love America, DJ, but she's on the wrong path.

China, however awful, is trending in the right direction. (Thanks, in part, to the vigilance of anti-communist critics like yourself.) Their economy has been getting freer, while the US economy has been getting less free.

Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2008-11-18 12:34:50 PM

It's "marketer" not "marketeer".

Posted by: epsilon | 2008-11-18 9:45:51 PM

Most moves like this on the part of the Chinese are the result of pressure from the Western and Chinese left to share the economic growth. The Chinese are being pressured to follow their egalitarian ideals because of their inegalitarian extremes.

China bashing is intellectually bankrupt.

Down with Chinese power, no doubt. But down with American power too. Down with all power. Let's be principled, not conservatives.

Posted by: Robert Seymour | 2008-11-19 7:04:09 PM

PS Conservative = whore of American power

Posted by: Robert Seymour | 2008-11-19 7:06:34 PM

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