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    if she was funny i would woo her with my sonic dialectics. she has a nice voice if she doesn't use it in a university way. at least her favourite thing isn't kate bush. that's very bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyL View Post
    Ash Sarkar proudly proclaims herself a communist in the interview linked above. I assume she has some kind of disconnect with the massive historical failures of communism. "Autonomist" is a more attractive formulation to me but who cares what I think, I'm old like dirt.
    well, the successes of soviet communism and british capitalism are roughly the same. aka. not very successful at all.

    british capitalism has had over 350 years to be far more deadly, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thirdform View Post
    well, the successes of soviet communism and british capitalism are roughly the same. aka. not very successful at all.

    british capitalism has had over 350 years to be far more deadly, though.
    Real capitalism has never been tried

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    Quote Originally Posted by HMGovt View Post
    Real capitalism has never been tried
    lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HMGovt View Post
    Real capitalism has never been tried
    I appreciate the joke, of course, but isn't China the closest any state has yet got to 'pure' capitalism, unencumbered by distractions such as democracy?

    I see that Teen Vogue article listed modern China among "socialist, non-capitalist states", which made me laugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    I appreciate the joke, of course, but isn't China the closest any state has yet got to 'pure' capitalism, unencumbered by distractions such as democracy?

    I see that Teen Vogue article listed modern China among "socialist, non-capitalist states", which made me laugh.
    If you take economic freedom as the measure, Singapore is closest, but even Singapore is behind Hong Kong (if you separate it from China).
    Two other entirely and unarguably unrelated facts about Hong Kong: highest meat consumption per capita in the world, longest life expectancy in the world.
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    Yes I saw you post that on twitter a while ago when you were on some meat-crusade

    Obviously China is a somewhat different model from free-market capitalism. Their Gini inequality coefficient is way higher than any developed country, Western or otherwise (although this is mainly a function of, on average, how poor a country is - the highest coefficients are found in sub-Saharan Africa) and they overtook the USA as the country with the most billionaires a couple of years ago.
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