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Judging hypocrisy is easy. Judging the morality of doing business in China, well, that would take some real work. We can’t judge people for that because every company, every government and every individual in the world is dependent on China to some degree.
It’s not enough to avoid Wal-Mart. Trace the supply chain back far enough and you’ll find that every company you do business with, every product you buy, is manufactured by China to some degree. China dominates manufacturing by artificially lowering labor costs and keeping their population in state-regulated poverty.
This is slavery once-removed — postmodern totalitarianism — and every consumer on Earth is contributing to it. China makes our products, props up our governments and backs our debts. Cash from China is financing our wars, our bank bailouts and our shiny new health care bill. China holds a tremendous amount of U.S. debt, and our children will spend their lives trying to pay it off.
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