I have a friend who often says America has the best political system in the world and no other country compares. Then he turns around and criticizes the government when a Democrat is in office.
Let’s look at a few facts. America may be the richest nation on the earth with the most powerful and expensive military, but it is also a deeply debt ridden country with the largest prison population on the planet. Beyond that, there are almost a million street-gang members in our cities. Killings are so numerous that our national media doesn’t report them all. I’ve read that students physically assault an average of five-thousand public school teachers in their classrooms every year. If you want to learn more, read this example or visit Crazy Normal.
And let’s not talk about the drug problems in the US. What is freedom? What happens when we allow so much freedom, that many can’t enjoy it in safety?
Are these reasons enough to explain why China is studying Singapore instead of the United States economic system? When Deng Xiaoping opened China to a market economy, he wasn’t thinking about the United States. I will go into more detail in the next posts for this series.
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