Defining meritocracy One of the defining features that separates advanced societies from those that are either evolving or primitive, is that the most successful and most highly advanced societies are formed on a meritocratic basis. Meritocracy is equality in action and it expresses itself in society by rewarding those who […]
Tag: Deng Xiaoping
I am a political and economic centrist who happens to be highly anti-war and anti-imperialist, but without being a traditional pacifist. And yet few of the people who in the 21st century call themselves centrists (particularly in North America and Europe) have anything remotely to do with my style of […]
Recently, George Galloway and Adam Garrie presented an episode of The History Boys detailing China’s Reform and Opening Up of 1978 to the present day. The full episode can be viewed below.
Under the leadership of Kim Jong-un, the DPRK’s economy has quietly progressed in ways that would have been unthinkable during the rule of his father. The young leader is clearly a reformer as early forays into an economic model that strives for Deng Xiaoping style market socialism with Korean characteristics […]
Deng’s enlightened reforms If one could define Deng Xiaoping’s Reform and Opening Up in a single word, the world would be ‘balance’. It was in 1978 when Deng set China upon a course that would balance market forces and social planning, entrepreneurialism and stability, modern monetary policies combined with monetary […]
Since 1980, China has been involved in a total of zero wars, zero foreign regime change missions and zero bombing campaigns against a foreign land. By contrast, the United States has made war upon, bombed or fomented regime change abroad on 19* separate occasions during that same period. Beyond this, […]
During the 1980 Presidential election in the United States, former California Governor and Hollywood actor Ronald Reagan ran a campaign advertisement in which a narrator asked the audience whether various global events which allegedly humiliated the United States would have happened if Reagan rather than his opponent Jimmy Carter were […]
Deng Xiaoping’s Managed Growth Policies Have Readied China to Maximise The Benefits of the AI Revolution
At the end of the 1970s, 88% of China’s population lived in poverty. With more mouths to feed than food and other resources to comfortably go around, reformist leader Deng Xiaoping introduced temporary population planning measures which limited urban and some rural households to having one child. Although many reported […]
When discussing whether amendments should be made to the 1987 Constitution of The Philippines in order to eliminate rules which severely retard the amount of foreign direct investment (FDI) coming into the country, many people phrase such debates in terms of “nationalism” versus “globalism”. The fact of the matter is […]
On the first History Boys episode of 2019, George Galloway and Adam Garrie delve into the profoundly history making origins and consequences of Deng Xiaoping’s 1978 Reform and Opening Up and how it changed China and indeed continues to change the world for the better.