Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

China has lifted 850 million people out of poverty. Percentage-wise, we have far more prisoners in the US. The answer lies in the instability that China experienced in the past leading to the largest famine in human history. They will certainly do what they need to do to prevent instability. Sometimes it is heavy-handed, but as I said in another thread we have Indian reservations, border detentions, hate groups, largest per capita prison population, a high murder rate. We are far from perfect it's easy to point the finger about something that you know less about.



I would rather live in a flawed democracy than whatever China is becoming


Much like the Chinese would prefer to live under authoritarian but stable rule rather than whatever balkanized aberration a premature and flawed democracy that a billion illiterate peasants living in abject poverty would have produced.


> Indian reservations

Sovereign ruled.

> border detentions

Of illegal border crossers.

> hate groups

That danged First Ammendment.

> largest per capita prison population

Probably a statement more about valuing human rights. We don't just execute criminals we don't like.

> a high murder rate

I found the US to be about 90th down the list of countries in the world for murder, at 5.35 per 100k [1].

Maybe we are a little more perfect than you think.

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intention...


You keep spamming about poverty in this thread. That is 100% irrelevant and an obvious distraction. Do better.


Stop saying “us” when you are referring to the US because it confuses the points you try to sound like someone with inside knowledge of China.




Registration is open for Startup School 2019. Classes start July 22nd.

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact

Search: