June 17, 2013

WHEN I SEE STUFF LIKE THIS, I’M REMINDED of James Scott’s Seeing Like A State: How Certain Schemes To Improve The Human Condition Have Failed. And if the Chinese planners had read it, they’d see certain hazards that they’ve probably missed.
“China is pushing ahead with a sweeping plan to move 250 million rural residents into newly constructed towns and cities over the next dozen years…”