Re: Cultural Dominants (2 of 4)

Michael Lorrey (
Wed, 18 Jun 1997 11:34:10 -0400

Mark Grant wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Jun 1997, Michael Lorrey wrote:
> > to profit in gained imperial resource bases. The second conflict is to
> > determine what the future face of capitalist markets will be. Will they
> > be authoritarian nationalist/mercantilist economies, or shall
> > libertarianism and free markets reign?
> > This conflict will most likely be between the US and China as the main
> > players.
> I'd be interested to know which one you think will be on which side? I'm
> tempted to forsee the US as the authoritarian/mercantalist and China as
> free market libertarian.

Right now it looks the reverse. Seeing as how even Clinton is now coming
out against internet censorship, I think that we will be starting to see
more libertarian views entering the US body politic as policy solutions,
though there could just as easily be a coalition of Christian wackos and
feminist PC cops staging a backlash. Hong Kong could wind up being the
bitter pill that China needs to swallow to begin political
liberalization, though this is still highly doubtfull without a good
sized revolution. As eastern europe shows, leaving the tyrants alive to
vote after a peaceful coup is not a good idea.

			Michael Lorrey
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