07/05/2020 (Sun) 05:05:35
I don't have to argue against Communism since China has abandoned all pretext of committee control over the economy since Deng. They have retained political
control over SOEs and some select sectors, sure, but that control isn't influenced through a pyramid of soviets as it was when the state was actually Communist. I also haven't argued that the Chinese system is superior, especially given its reliance on a Han culture totally absent in the Western world, but I don't think it's unreasonable to say that their post-Deng ascendancy should and has made Westerners wonder if their particular systems really are the "end of history."
I don't have any particular disdain for Americans. I'm just saying that if I am picking a fixed number of workers and can either pick from tens of millions born here or billions born elsewhere, even if the productivity distribution for the 6.7 billion is significantly left of the American one, the volume of the distribution is so much larger that I can pick more high-quality workers from the right tail anyway. This of course only works if there is strong demand for American citizenship and jobs across the spectrum of quality from those abroad.