The two-cow theory: Capitalism in America, China and around the world

The two-cow theory: Capitalism in America, China and around the world

If you like humor and satire, this article published in China Daily Mail is worth a read.

China News Stories

Capitalism Cow Capitalism Cow

Traditional Capitalism: You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull. Your herd multiplies and the economy grows. You sell them and retire on the income.

American Capitalism: You have two cows. You sell three of them to your publicly listed company, using letters of credit opened by your brother-in-law at the bank, then execute a debt/equity swap with an associated general offer so that you get all four cows back, with a tax exemption for five cows. The milk rights of the six cows are transferred via an intermediary to a Cayman Island company secretly owned by the majority shareholder who sells the rights for all seven cows back to your listed company. The annual report says the company owns eight cows, with an option on one more. You sell one cow to buy a new President of the United States, leaving you…

View original post 384 more words

Singapore Challenges the Idea That Democracy Is the Best Form of Governance – Harvard – Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

As a passionate believer in freedom and democracy, this article captivated my attention. It’s a very important read.

via Singapore Challenges the Idea That Democracy Is the Best Form of Governance – Harvard – Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

If we look around the World’s leading democracies, like the US, the UK, France, Germany, Japan, Canada or Australia, one is acutely aware that some people are more equal than others.

Any thoughts on the prognosis for democracy?