Thursday, August 05, 2010

Please god help!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"He also serves up by far the best anecdote about the real workings of state capitalism. In the same month that Mr Bremmer was attending his seminar the Chinese Communist Party ordered local officials in Hubei province to smoke nearly a quarter of a million packs of Hubei-branded cigarettes in order to boost the local economy and stave off lay-offs. Official cigarette monitors roamed the province making sure that people hit their cigarette targets and fining those who dared to smoke other brands."