Originally Posted by Scribbler
The collective madness under Mao Zedong was pretty nasty (and not long ago).
I don't claim that the communist experiment was nice, Hitler, Stalin and Mao were the
butchers of the last century, but the Chinese have tried out free market ideas much earlier than the Russians. To say it with Deng Xiaoping: "I don't care if it's a white cat or a black cat, it's a good cat so long as it catches mice."
Thumbs up for their economic pragmatism, what ideological economic thinking of the Western World has caused should be pretty clear to everyone right now.