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Posted: March 4th, 2008
China’s Business & Policy Evolution

China’s two legislative bodies met in March 2008 to vote on and discuss their agenda for the year, with far-reaching business and economic implications. With this context in mind, a panel of business and policy experts discuss and analyze the future of business in China. Panelists are Jonathan Anderson, Asia-Pacific Economics, UBS; Nicholas Lardy, Peterson Institute for Int’l Economics; Jonathan Woetzel, McKinsey & Co, Shanghai; and Howard Chao, O’Melveny & Myers LLP. This event was presented by the Asia Society.


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  • Yui

    Many Occupy Wall Street’ protesters aseertrd in New York City reside in more luxurious homes than some of their rhetoric might suggest, a Daily Caller investigation has found. . . . Radical Chic lives!Speaking of Radical Chic, I’m old enough to remember that phenomenon first-hand. For the benefit of you young’uns out there, it was an alliance of the guilt-ridden liberal upper-class with the lumpenproletariat against middle-class America and its bourgeois values. Made famous by Tom Wolfe in an essay (later book) of the same name in which Wolfe reported on Leonard Bernstein’s Park Avenue party for the Black Panthers it was a pretty common mind-set among liberals of the late Sixties and early Seventies. And you didn’t have to even be a Park Avenue Pinko to support it. I remember a left-wing professor who told us pretty much that the middle-class was hopeless and the worker’s paradise would be brought about by pressure from above by wealthy progressives and from above by rioting ghetto thugs and their New Left white-college-student imitators. Wolfe pretty much killed Radical Chic by exposing its loonier incarnations to the light of scrutiny. So it’s odd to me a codger with a long memory that now all I keep reading from the MSM is Lo, the Poor Middle Class. How the middle-class is being squeezed, etc., and how surprise! Big Brother must step in to rescue it. The middle-class has gone from despised enemy to another victim class that the State must support. When, I wonder, did the Party Line change?

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