Originally Posted by mschaffer66
Yeah I think this is a better reason of why it works. They do it, they make money, and they throw their people just enough of the pie to make them think they are free and all.
Kinda like our government is doing to us...
Originally Posted by Stan
Correct for the most part.
China is not a true communist country. They are more government controlled capitalist.
And we are headed in the same direction.
I wish more people could see it this way.
BTW, in a true Marxist society government would 'whither away' (Karl Marx's description) as it would not be required with all goods and labor benefitting the community. However, as the USSR proved, this does not scale well.
In reality, China works like a large scale Detroit City Council- you can do business here, but the government gets a cut of the business along with the tax.