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Today's late-entry winner is Tom Friedman, New York Times (reprinted by Peking Duck), who at least finally notices the impoverished and seething rural interior in Communist China. However, he completely blows it with this ending paragraph:
But somewhere in this swirl of forces is where China's future stability is going to be shaped - or not. No wonder China's leaders have made building a "harmonious society" central to their next five-year plan. Wish them well, because how they do will affect everything from the air you breathe to the clothes you wear and the interest on your mortgage.
Wish them well?!?!?! Auuuugh!!!
Perhaps if Mr. Friedman had contemplated some other things that would be affected – Iran’s nuclear ambitions, al Qaeda’s ability to launder drug money, the bleeding Mexican economy and resulting border problems, Stalinist North Korea, the fate of freedom on Taiwan, etc. – he might have been less willing to “wish them well.” Then again, he might just have pulled a Kudlow.