Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Shaping the Future: Moscow and Beijing’s Multipolar World Order

Paul Craig Roberts said that many of the elite should go on trail for treason. They stripped our countries advances in manufacturing sent it abroad. Now the West had lost that advance which would have provided a good standard of living for people in Western cultures.

Michael Hudson said how academics and economists in the 50's asked how were we going to spend our extra leisure time in the new technological age? I remember how my 40 hour week was reduced to 38 hours and they said this was just the beginning. Then later it got reversed, and some rival companies went to a 42 hourly week.

Beijing has been the world’s economic engine for over two decades and shows no signs of slowing down, at least not too much. Moscow, contrary to western media propaganda, has returned to play a role not only on a regional scale but as a global power. Both of these paths of military and economic growth for China and Russia have set things on a collision course with the United States, the current global superpower that tends to dominate international relations with economic, political and military bullying thanks to a complicit media and corrupt politicians. 
In the case of Beijing, the process of globalization has immensely enhanced the country, allowing the Asian giant to become the world’s factory, enabling Western countries to outsource to low-cost labor. In this process of economic growth, Beijing has over the years gone from being a simple paradise for low-cost outsourcing for private companies to being a global leader in investment and long-term projects. The dividends of years of wealth accumulation at the expense of Western nations has allowed Beijing to be more than just a strategic partner for other nations. China drives the process of globalization, as recently pointed out by Xi Jinping in Davos in a historic speech. China’s transition from a harmless partner of the West to regional power with enormous foreign economic investments place the country on a collision course with Washington. Inevitably, Beijing will become the Asian hegemon, something US policymakers have always guaranteed will not be tolerated.
Shaping the Future: Moscow and Beijing’s Multipolar World Order

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