Saturday, November 24, 2007

Communism (and Socialism) do not work

NYT reported When the central government in Beijing announced an ambitious nationwide campaign to reduce energy consumption two years ago, officials in this western regional capital got right to work: not to comply, but to engineer creative schemes to evade the requirements.
Attention Hillary: Communism (and Socialism) do not work
... It was a cat-and-mouse game grimly familiar to Chinese officials, who have a long tradition of spearheading ambitious nationwide campaigns that are all too often thwarted at the local level, partly because local priorities clash with national ones.
As Thomas "Tip" O'Neill—a longtime Speaker of the House in the U.S. Congress—once declared "All politics is local"

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