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Saturday, November 26, 2005

More on George's China Report

Bob wrote in responce to George’s China Report:
My first and primary thought is that I hope when George states "China as America's co-equal" I hope that it doesn't result in America becoming more socialistic than China becoming more capitalistic.
George Reponded:
I’m afraid that’s exactly what I meant. In our lifetime America has already embarked on a journey toward socialism from which it is hard to turn back, especially with an electorate almost one half of which can no longer sell their labor on the open market, but must be hired into state-protected jobs or be hired by the state itself as the employer of last resort. On the tracks the two nations are now on, we will be fortunate to remain co-equals.
Bob continues:
And I still don't believe in the possibility of democratic communist capitalism.
George responds:
Neither do I as a long term solution. The autocracy in Beijing today is communist by name and continuity only. Their goal is market capitalism in a unified China that itself wants to balkanize (of which the US is not supposed to speak publicly). Perhaps they will become a confederacy within their current geography.
In a second e-mail Bob follows up:
Your response is refreshing in that you are the only person I consider possibly not biased in favor of socialism that has made the comment to me, in earnest, that America is defiantly heading into eventual full blown socialism. Not that I am enthused about that . In fact, I believe that if there were another nation that offered democratic capitalism it would defiantly dominate the globe regardless of its size. I can't help thinking that someday in the future, long after I am gone, another democracy will emerge out of some global socialist hell. I too agree that we will be fortunate to be even close to a co-egual with China economically and thus militarily. Sadly this will only eventuate through our capitulation.
Let’s hear your point of view with a comment.

For a private comment to Russ or George, for public comment select comments below.

6 Comments:

Blogger Larry said...

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Sun Nov 27, 05:46:00 PM PST  
Blogger Larry said...

an electorate almost one half of which can no longer sell their labor on the open market, but must be hired into state-protected jobs or be hired by the state itself as the employer of last resort.


Are you implying that all government employees would be unable to sell their labor on the open market if they chose to do so?

Sun Nov 27, 05:54:00 PM PST  
Blogger Larry said...

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Sun Nov 27, 05:58:00 PM PST  
Blogger George Rebane said...

Not at all. The govt has plenty of good people working for them who would be competitive in the private sector. But most of 'state employees' could not go private because of the salary/benefits cut they would have to take. And it's hard to conceive of the legions of govt employed functionally illiterate finding private sector jobs (of whom the Dept of Commerce says that 38% of the American workforce is comprised). gjr

Sun Nov 27, 06:40:00 PM PST  
Blogger Russ Steele said...

Larry

A local economic development and business councilor, in response to a question about the ability of county government to apply common sense, told me I should know that when high school students graduate:

A students go to State University, few enter government service.

B students go the State and Community Colleges, some enter government service.

C students go to work for local business, gain experience, then start their own businesses.

D and F students seek the security of government employment.

Sun Nov 27, 07:18:00 PM PST  
Blogger Larry said...

So what is the basis for your refernce to "almost half the electorate"?

Tue Nov 29, 12:35:00 PM PST  

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