TofuTheAlmighty: The Chinese Politburo is astonishingly corrupt. The entire civil service is based on giving and receiving bribes.
ModernLuddite: China is probably the BEST ever at capitalism, and I do believe that's commonly accepted. They just claim to be communists because a capitalist state couldn't get away with artificially manipulating it's currency and institutionalizing widespread exploitation of it's people for sweet, sweet cash.
whither_apophis: TofuTheAlmighty: The Chinese Politburo is astonishingly corrupt. The entire civil service is based on giving and receiving bribes.Warlords, emperors and communists... meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
magores: For what it's worth...I'm sitting here in Beijing. article and fark link are blocked on my computer at work but I can get to fark via the app on my phone.
mike0023: TofuTheAlmighty: The Chinese Politburo is astonishingly corrupt. The entire civil service is based on giving and receiving bribes.But don't worry, it will be totally different in the U.S. when Obama completes the expansion of government in his second term.
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