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To: BGHater
Asia pays its bills. Asia doesn't borrow from future earnings to allow its citizens to simulate upper middle class lifestyles. Asia now offers a less corrupt, more level playing field than the USA. Asians are willing to work very hard to earn what they want. Asian poor are lean, smart and hungry - American poor are fat, dumb, and lazy. The trappings of wealth they have guilted away from their betters do not change this truth.

Smart Americans need to visit Asia for themselves and see the seismic shift that is occurring. No web commentary can adequately describe it.

There is no day imminent where China will declare - "Aha, we are your masters now!" It will simply become self-evident to the rest of the world in a few decades.

5 posted on 08/13/2009 4:21:32 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("If you cannot pick it up and run with it, you don't really own it." -- Robert Heinlein)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

‘Asia now offers a less corrupt, more level playing field than the USA’

Dunno, what ‘Asia’ we are refering to. But I’ve lived and worked in SE Asia for years. They are corrupt and the Govt’s[Esp. Singapore] is by in large a police state with limited freedoms.

You can have ‘Asia’.


6 posted on 08/13/2009 4:35:14 PM PDT by BGHater (Insanity is voting for Republicans and expecting Conservatism.)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

The dynamics are set, as they were in America at the beginning of the 20th century: production has shifted to Asia with wealth along with it, global investment, new technologies, a growing middle class...

But the larger question is if Asian political culture can sustain the growth. The resources and economic contingencies of North/South America don’t necessarily point to U.S. dominance; something other than the “sea to shining sea” was at work, and the core matter for Asia is if it can grow without the political freedoms and protections of sustained capitalism.

China has weathered the first storms of capitalism, but it has hardly been tested. It has survived the Asian currency boom and the real estate boom here: can it survive its own excesses? That will be the test.


7 posted on 08/13/2009 4:36:44 PM PDT by nicollo (you're freakin' out!)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
China will declare - "Aha, we are your masters now!"

Won't happen - Japan, India, Russia, Vietnam won't let that happen.
22 posted on 08/14/2009 6:35:37 AM PDT by Cronos (Ceterum censeo, Mecca et Medina delendae sunt + Jindal 2K12)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
Asia now offers a less corrupt, more level playing field than the USA.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Have you ever avtually lived in SE Asia?

Less corrupt? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Corruption in SE Asia is a way of life. From the lowliest civil servant to the highest power in the land, they are ALL up for sale. The only thing distinguishing one from the other is price.
Of course, as with any rule there are exceptions but they are few and far between.

24 posted on 08/14/2009 6:44:10 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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