Dealing With China Isn’t Worth the Moral Cost
We thought economic growth and technology would liberate China. Instead, it corrupted us.
We thought economic growth and technology would liberate China. Instead, it’s corrupted us. We’ve been wrong about China for 40 years. It’s time we understood the cost. My column on our bad bargain with the world’s most powerful totalitarian state
: A dark truth is now dawning on the world: China’s economic miracle hasn’t just failed to liberate Chinese people. It is also now routinely corrupting the rest of us outside of China.
And here’s my column about how our main idea about China for the last 40 years — that trade would inevitably liberalize it — has been totally wrong.
The free world must accept a cut in living standards to avoid getting trapped in China’s “digital shackles.” This tradeoff should be central to policy debates everywhere, including US 2020 election campaigns.
The New York Times
writes, "A darker truth is now dawning on the world: China’s economic miracle hasn’t just failed to liberate Chinese people. It is also now routinely corrupting the rest of us outside of China."
The West's entire political theory on China — that trade & growth would liberalize society — has been proven spectacularly wrong, writes
. Not only have its people not been liberated, but China's "economic miracle" is corrupting the rest of us.
If you are curious about what is going on with the NBA and China, I'd recommend starting with this explainer about the chain of events, and this essay about US-China relations: 1.
Excellent piece by
about the China threat, and how American policymakers were blind to it for decades.
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on why doing business with China isn’t worth the moral cost.
If the cost of doing business in China is the surgical extraction of a C.E.O.’s spine, many businesses are only too happy to provide the stretcher and the scalpel. My column!
"China’s economic miracle hasn’t just failed to liberate Chinese people. It is also now routinely corrupting the rest of us outside of China."
Every word of this
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On the other hand,
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