[FoRK] choose your tax plan

Joe Barrera j3 at barrera.org
Sat Oct 18 22:51:37 PDT 2008


On Sat, Oct 18, 2008 at 9:31 PM, HK Pang <hkpang at gmail.com> wrote:
> 'Spreading the wealth' in China means very differently than in the US.
>
> The so called Gini-Coefficient in China is at a level that's
> considered dangerous. So the Chinese government has no choice but to
> help out the farmers. China is really a society of haves vs have nots.

So you agree with me that the Chinese ARE still socialist.
It's just that they "have no choice".

BTW, the Gini coefficients for China and the US are almost identical --
47 vs 45 (using CIA figures). Vs 28 in Germany, 28 in France, 32 in Canada.

- Joe


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