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"FRATELLI TUTTI", 4 Oct 2020
archived Eric Li, The Coming War on China (2016)
In China there are a lot of problems, but at the moment, the Chinese, the party state, has proven an extraordinary ability to change. I mean, I make the joke: In America you can change political parties, but you can't change the policies; in China you cannot change the party, but you can change policies. So in the sixty-five or sixty-six years China's been run by one single party. Yet the political changes that have taken place in China, in this past sixty-six years have been wider and broader and greater probably than any other major country in modern memory. China is a market economy, and it's a vibrant market economy, but it is not a capitalist country. Here's why: There's no way a group of billionaires  can control the Politburo as billionaires control American policy-making. So in China you have a vibrant market economy, but capital does not rise above political authority. Capital does not have enshrined rights. In America capital, the interests of capital and capital itself, has risen above the American nation. The political authority cannot check the power of capital. And that's why America is a capitalist country, but China is not.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Oct 4th, 2020 at 04:06:05 PM EST
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