Monday, October 30, 2017

Jeff Brown — How Can Western Capitalism Beat This?

In order to understand China and how the world works, I am very lucky to have lived here during two very different time periods. It started 1990-1997. In the first book of The China Trilogy, 44 Days Backpacking in China, I called this period the Wild East Deng Xiaoping Buckaroo Days. It was intense, crazy and addictive at the same time. I commented that it was like a “Nat King Cole five-pack-day nicotine habit”. I knew it was bad for me, but I just couldn’t get enough of it.
Then, after five years in less and less socialist France and nine years in libertarian capitalist Bush-O-Bomb-America, I came back to China, where I have continued to live since 2010. Having these four different and very unique experiences, spanning 28 years has radically transformed my outlook on humanity, history, economics, geopolitics and the future – while making me much, much wiser.
The Unz Review
How Can Western Capitalism Beat This?
Jeff J. Brown | China Rising


Asia Times
Why globalization is seen as a failure in the West
Ken Moak | Associate Professor and Department Chair at Tarrant County College, Dallas/Fort Worth Area


Noah Way said...

With nuclear superiority, of course.

Next question.

Tom Hickey said...

With nuclear superiority, of cours

The PLA already answered this.

1. China demonstrated it had the ability to successfully target an orbiting satellite. That was a game-changer since the US depends heavily on satellites for command and control.

2. The PLA already pointed out some time ago that the the US is much more centralized and urbanized than China, and a nuclear exchange would virtually annihilate the US. Enough of China would survive to recover while the US would be finished forever on the world scene.

Anyone up for finding out?

Noah Way said...

It was a rhetorical answer. With even a "modest" nuclear exchange there would be massive negative global effects on the food chain, among other things - in other words, everybody loses.

Which either leaves brinksmanship (also known as "chicken") or suicidal stupidity as the strategy.

Kaivey said...

Superb article by Jeff Brown!

Tom Hickey said...

Check out Jeff Brown's YouTube channel. He does podcasts.

Kaivey said...

Thanks, Tom.