well, the successes of soviet communism and british capitalism are roughly the same. aka. not very successful at all.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.
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?Real capitalism has never been tried
If you take economic freedom as the measure, Singapore is closest, but even Singapore is behind Hong Kong (if you separate it from China).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.
Wow - have you watched the short clip someone has posted further down the thread?Bastani's apparently about to be sued.
Verified account @MaajidNawaz
Replying to @AaronBastani
I’ve instructed @mlewislawyer to sue @aaronbastani of @novaramedia for his defamatory allegation about me being a “former terrorist”. Two other Corbynist media pundits will also be sent letters today. Anyone who supported this tweet, your tweets are printed out. You are on notice