Re: SOC: Confucian Capitalism and the Tao of Extropy

Michael M. Butler (butler@comp*
Sun, 30 Nov 1997 17:27:26 -0800

Shoot. Greg: How long have you been cooking *this* up? Just the last year?
Thanks for setting an example for me. Words fail me--

And I just had an epiphany: I factor this in with the Fourth Turning and
I don't like what I think I see.

>[WARNING: The following contains Gross Generalizations.]
>The global warming conference starting Monday in Kyoto has focused a lot of
>attention on environmental degradation caused by industrialization in Asia.
> This has lead me to think about a phrase I think I coined and that has been
>germinating in my head for a year or so now: "Confucian Capitalism". That
>phrase evokes mixed emotions for me. On the one hand, I'm glad that Asia,
>including China, has by and large rejected its dalliance with Marxism. On
>the other hand, though, I am deeply troubled by the offspring of capitalism
>and Confucianism.

<Much rich food for thought elided...>
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