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Food, but no feeds

The "Grand Bargain" after the democratic uprisings in China ending with the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, was that China would essentially let the Chinese have their freedom in the business world in exchange for not wanting to upend the government.

It won't last. Markets don't need much from the government, mostly just a fair playing field. Markets also need unfettered access to information, which the government shouldn't have anything to do with, but that doesn't seem to be the case in China.

With news that the "Great Firewall of China" is now blocking ALL feeds, not just ones with banned words, the government makes it even more clear that it only wants business to succeed as long as the business does not rely on the flow of information. No wonder so many entrepreneurs decide the only thing to do is manufacture stuff for the absolute cheapest price possible.


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