Skip to comments.Former Union Chief Andy Stern Praises Crony Communism
Posted on 12/05/2011 8:00:09 AM PST by raptor22
Economic Systems: The former head of the Service Employees International Union says capitalism is on the ash heap of history and sees China as our role model. We have seen his future, however, and it doesn't work.
President Obama once reportedly told aides, according to the New York Times, that things would be easier if he were president of China. Presumably he meant there would be no pesky things like a Congress, free elections and a free press to deal with.
Former SEIU chief Andy Stern, who may still hold the record for visits to the White House under this administration, would agree with that assessment. Stern, in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, writes of China's "superior economic model," a command-and-control economy unimpeded by such anachronisms as democracy and a truly free market. Stern writes that the "conservative-preferred free-market fundamentalist shareholder-only model" of capitalism "is being thrown onto the trash heap of history in the 21st century."
We should, he says, "rethink" our economic model rather than "double down on an empirically failing free-market extremism." He speaks glowingly of China's 12th five-year plan and "Deng Xiaoping's government-led growth-oriented reforms (that) have created the planet's second-largest economy" soon to replace us as No. 1.
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I wonder if Stern has observed Chinese manufacturing working conditions? No matter I guess as long as he gets to be in the Politburo.
It is not at all surprising that this communist traitor had Obama’s ear more than anyone. They both belong in China.
Union thugs ping
Stern won’t mention what he thinks of the Maoist origins of the Chinese government, because leftists have neither the moral nor the intellectual power to admit their true beliefs.
Stern left the country 2 years ago to setup SEIU International.
I suspect Stern is behind the riots in Europe.
“Crony Communism” I’m going to start using that term.
If we had actual communism in the US, Dick Cheney would be the chief commissar and Stern would be sent to the Gulag.
Also unimpeded by labor unions. I wonder if Stern has noticed this?
Or does he consider China to be a worker's paradise already, and thus labor unions are unnecessary?
They both belong in a grave along with their absurd philosophy.