I am a great admirer of your Socrates model, but there’s one thing in your personal pronouncements that seem to contain a contradiction. On the one hand you are predicting a decline of the U.S.A. and other western economies, mainly caused by excessive government interference in the economy. However, on the other hand you are predicting a rise in the prominence of China occurring simultaneously with the decline in the Western economies, yet the Chinese economy is still dominated by State-owned enterprises (SOEs) and that is unlikely to change anytime soon. Can you please explain this apparent contradiction?
Also, you (perhaps justifiably) continually put the boot into Western governments for their excessive involvement in their economies and yet you rarely, if ever, criticise the Chinese government’s heavy involvement in the Chinese economy. Why the double standard? Is Socrates is actually predicting a near-term decline in Chinese government involvement in their economy? And is there an allied Socrates prediction for increased democracy in China in the near-term?
Thanks for your great service,
ANSWER: You are missing the timing and overlap. It is true that the Chinese government is still trying to manage its transition to a free economy. Ultimately, that will happen. However, the difference between the former communist regions such as Europe, Russia, and China, in comparison to Western Europe, such as North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan, is significant whereas the former region has people who do not depend on government and the latter still expects government to be there to take care of us until we die. A collapse in government in the former communist regions will not be as devastating to the common people and it would be in the Western developed world. China and Russia learned that Marxism failed. It is simply our turn in the West to experience the same as they did with the collapse of socialism.
After 2032, the financial capital of the world will simply migrate to China. It always migrates. You are assuming that the government of China will survive in its current form. They too will change and alter. In the West, governments are not interested in reform. They are only interested in holding on to power. This is simply how empires, nations, and city-states have always historically failed.
China is moving through its reform stage that began in 1989.95. We should see the first political shake up by 2021/2022. That is simply how long it will take from the beginning in 1989.95. They are simply at a different point in their own cyclical history.
The Hillary Clinton email scandal never ends. In all reality, one has to really question why Democrats are allowing her to run as their candidate. They seem to be making a choice between being a Democrat and being an American. Hillary’s email practices will not go away because most reasonable people know that you do not destroy 50% of your emails, while claiming they are all personal, when you are taking money from foreign governments. The disclosure last month that the FBI collected nearly 15,000 new emails that Hillary failed to turn over during the initial investigation is just mind-blowing.
At first, the near 15,000 emails Hillary did not “voluntarily” turn over to the State Department were to be released just weeks before the election in November. However, a federal judge ordered the State Department to finish preparing roughly 1,000 pages of Hillary Clinton’s emails for release by November 4, allowing a cover-up of critical emails that could determine the election. The FBI discovered the hidden cache of 14,900 emails by scouring Mrs. Clinton’s server and the computer archives of government officials with whom she corresponded. Delaying this release until after the election would result in a massive political disturbance. This may cause tremendous political chaos that could paralyze any new government should she win.
Never before in history has any potential candidate been so compromised and continued to stand for election. In her mind, screw the world and the country. This is all about Hillary being the first woman president. Anyone else would put their country first and step aside. Nixon stepped down and put the country first. Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigned as head of IMF, saying he wanted to devote “all his energy” to battle the sexual assault charges he faced in New York. He was cleared, but put even the IMF before himself. Neither Hillary nor Christine Lagarde will do the honorable thing for this is a personal ego trip for both.
Furthermore, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has promised to release more damning emails regarding the Clinton Foundation. The Democrats are now trembling in fear that this could lead to an “October surprise” for the Hillary Clinton campaign. Indeed, it ain’t over until the fat lady sings.
Private health insurance in Germany now faces a massive contribution increase in 2017 of more than 11%. Add to this the banking crisis and we will start to see the core economy in Europe turn down really hard. This will impact about 9 million people who are privately insured. The industry needs the money, which they could not achieve in the capital markets. The increase is also caused by higher pension costs.
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By Kosar Contributor ? Crooked Hillary colluded with Lester Holt! She signaled him when she had a zinger ready…SIX TIMES! Two days have passed since the record-breaking debate between Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump and…
Soros and the progressive want WW III for some really bizarre reason thinking they can live through it and eliminate Russia. Russia is not out enemy Islam is and we are doing what they want with the US a waste land there will be no stopping them in south America and what is left of Europe and Asia. However they victory could be short lived as the radiation and fallout will blanket the entire world.
From Strategic Culture Foundation, by Bill Van Auken
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter delivered a speech to “missileers” at the Air Force Global Strike Command base in Minot, North Dakota Monday, defending the massive modernization of the US nuclear arsenal and issuing bellicose threats against Russia.
Carter’s trip to Minot was the first he has taken to a nuclear missile base since becoming secretary of defense in February 2015. It coincided with the steady escalation of conflicts pitting the US against nuclear-armed Russia and China that threaten to ignite a new world war.
The thrust of Carter’s speech was a defense of the Pentagon’s proposed $348 billion plan to rebuild Washington’s so-called nuclear triad of strategic bombers, missiles and submarines. Estimates are that over a 30-year period, this nuclear buildup will siphon fully $1 trillion out of the American economy.
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Did anyone really think that she wasn’t going to know the questions before hand? In fact I would bet that her team made up the questions for Her and Trump.
Even at these debates the system is rigged. Washington Times Columnist tweeted on Tuesday L.Todd Wood that several sources confirmed that Hillary Clinton did indeed received questions ahead of the debate. This gave her enough time to prepare canned answers and rebuttal:
That was back in the Day the rules are different now Hillary wants to be queen … so anything is OK whether its true or not or just totally made up!
BY AMY MORENO
Back in the good ol 90’s, our dishonest liberal pals at CNN FAT SHAMMED Miss Universe, by suggesting she was “expanding like the universe.”
Gee CNN, I think what you said could be classified as “aggressive and really rude” by your own progressive standards.
Will you be apologizing?
I’ve had one taken already myself maybe I’ll charge mine … lol
A fed-up Donald Trump supporter took matters into his own hands after his Trump signs kept being stolen or vandalized.
A home surveillance camera captured a neighborhood sign thief attempting to snatch the sign from the front lawn.
But to the thief’s surprise, the homeowner had booby-trapped the sign and instead, he got an electric shock that sent him scurrying away.
The video has gone viral on Reddit, with one commenter calling it a “high-energy sign!”
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