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Old 06-14-2010, 09:26 AM   #281
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And much to be said against it. China has a largely managed economy. The prevailing wisdom on this board seems to be that even the smallest government involvement in the U.S. economy is devastatingly harmful. Yet there also seems to be a simultaneous acceptance that massive intervention by the Chinese in their economy is an advantage. Both can't be true.
The US govt never does anything "small" that I have ever seen. We are in the middle of a MASSIVE expansion of govt and yet folks think everything will be "hunky-dory".........

China is a COMMUNIST country.........is that a model you want us to pursue?
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China is a COMMUNIST country...
Perhaps

China’s alternative to Communism and democracy

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It’s easy to forget that the 76-million-strong Chinese Communist Party is a large and diverse organization. The party itself is becoming more meritocratic – it now encourages high-performing students to join – and the increased emphasis on educated cadres is likely to generate more sympathy for Confucian values.
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Central planning has both good and bad points, I suppose. Certainly, no corporation is run "democratically"...
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Late one night we quietly slipped a fainting goat into the hotel room of our sleeping VP of Operations. The descendants of all who were involved will be telling that story around the campfire for generations...
...where they will gather for a nightcap after an evening of cow-tipping.
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Which brings up another question: how much do you tip a cow?
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Which brings up another question: how much do you tip a cow?
It depends- has she been skimming?
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Which brings up another question: how much do you tip a cow?
Depends on your moo-d...
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I see we're going to milk this thread for all it's worth...
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What a bunch of bull--everyone knows you tip a cow from the udder side.
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Keep this up and men in white coats will show up and haul you off on a Guernsey.
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You wouldn't steer us wrong, would you ReW?
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The US govt never does anything "small" that I have ever seen. We are in the middle of a MASSIVE expansion of govt and yet folks think everything will be "hunky-dory".........

China is a COMMUNIST country.........is that a model you want us to pursue?
Dude, you need some reading comprehension skills.
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And much to be said against it. China has a largely managed economy. The prevailing wisdom on this board seems to be that even the smallest government involvement in the U.S. economy is devastatingly harmful to our constitutional form of government. Yet there also seems to be a simultaneous acceptance that massive intervention by the Chinese in their economy is an advantage. Both can't be true.

There.. fixed it for you...

But like others... I don't think either is true... yes, there are some advantages to the way China does some things... but to me the 'cost' to the people of that country is not worth the benefit... they might think differently...
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And YOU need to understand that just because someone disagrees with you, it does not make them wrong..........
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