Tom Friedman’s fantasy — Dictator for a day

Thomas Friedman wishes that our democracy worked as well as China’s dictatorship. He thus fantasizes about the U.S. being “China for a day.” After Friedman has used that opportunity to impose his will on us, we can go back to being a free country — at least until the next set of bees enters his bonnet.

So I don’t–I, I–I’m worried about this, it’s why I have fantasized–don’t get me wrong–but that what if we could just be China for a day? I mean, just, just, just one day. You know, I mean, where we could actually, you know, authorize the right solutions, and I do think there is a sense of that, on, on everything from the economy to environment. I don’t want to be China for a second, OK, I want my democracy to work with the same authority, focus and stick-to-itiveness. But right now we have a system that can only produce suboptimal solutions.


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