A lot of futurists and analysts are talking about China these days — how China is poised to become the next economic superpower.
This is why they’re wrong. Not just the appalling working conditions and governmental fascism — those are hideous enough — but the workers’ wages. My math suggests they’re pulling down roughly US$4.80 a day.
How are they supposed to become an economic superpower when their labor force doesn’t make enough in a single day to buy a Big Mac?
(I know it’s more complicated than that, but the fact remains, it’s embarrassing. Plus they’re fucking fascists.)