Sunday, August 16, 2015

TODAY'S BIG NUGGET: Does Beijing Really Know How Markets Work?

Bungling Beijing’s Stock Markets (Paul Krugman) from the New York Times
"China is ruled by a party that calls itself Communist, but its economic reality is one of rapacious crony capitalism. And everyone has been assuming that the nation’s leaders are in on the joke, that they know better than to take their occasional socialist rhetoric seriously. Yet their zigzagging policies over the past few months have been worrying. Is it possible that after all these years Beijing still doesn’t get how this “markets” thing works?"

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