Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for June 02, 2013

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    cripplious  almost 9 years ago

    IF this is true this would be great

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    JP Steve Premium Member almost 9 years ago

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    Dtroutma  almost 9 years ago

    Phred could have held up his own strip.

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    Newshound41  almost 9 years ago

    It’s pumped breast milk.

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    ComicDetectiveDA  almost 9 years ago

    No, please, NO! I stopped reading Funky Winkerbean, for similar soul-crushing reasons, and now this. This is why I usually spend my time in the archives or reading Bull Tales. (Sigh..) Why does my generation always mess things up?!

    Gotta love the inconsistency of Mike’s hair, though. Haha.

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    barbara chaffin Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    i like it!!!!

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    vjkjm  almost 9 years ago

    Hey! Even Twitter has 140 characters.

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    sierraseven  almost 9 years ago

    Is someone forcing you to read it?

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    Varnes  almost 9 years ago

    Tucci’s a sad poochie….

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    John Darling  almost 9 years ago

    Lord, please have her nurse, not bottle feed. It’s better, even for imaginary babies. :-)

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    beachcabbie  almost 9 years ago

    Bottle babies?

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    thetraveller4  almost 9 years ago

    Yeah, bottle babies. Conceived while drunk…lol

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    Eric the Circle could use a few more characters.

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    SwimsWithSharks  almost 9 years ago

    Maybe the Gen-Z strip will have lots of Drew on the beach…

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    babka Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    :0)

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    babka Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    jealousy is such a corrosive thing. eats people up alive.

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    Alms4Thorby  almost 9 years ago

    I guess you’ve never seen how many of his strips are reprinted in books and sold at bookstores. No subsidies. Just millions of people who get the jokes.

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    Ollyvah  almost 9 years ago

    you obviously have a great big attitude & a tinsey, wiensey, itty, bitty, little tiny brain.Every time I have seen you make a comment you make a BIGGER AZZ of your self, than you did the last time, & your not smart to realize what an ULATRA MAROON you are.

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    dipick  almost 9 years ago

    Just don’t forget this is the brainy MIT grad – love her!

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    montessoriteacher  almost 9 years ago

    Were the twins really born? Or was this imagined? Maybe this is really the way they have arrived. Cute. She was due in June, she said before. It is tough to draw babies unless they are swaddled and/or wearing a bonnet or something. Maybe breastfeeding didn’t work out for Alex. That happens sometimes. No pressure, Alex. Let someone else feed once in a while and go get some sleep dear…congrats, Mazel tov and all that other stuff!

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    montessoriteacher  almost 9 years ago

    A spinoff would be great! I saw Jean Stapleton died yesterday, remembering All in the Family, next we had Maude, Good Times, etc. what fun!

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    JeNagVaz  almost 9 years ago

    She’s not breast=feeding! There is more to life than STEM… Put that unemployed, newly minted Ph.D. to use and share your natural immunity with those babies.

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    montessoriteacher  almost 9 years ago

    Let’s hope Alex doesn’t get post-partum depression because she doesn’t live up to someone else’s expectations… Because that would not be a good thing. Go get some sleep Alex, you will need it.

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    dipick  almost 9 years ago

    I expect Leo to become the house-hubbie, and Alex to work a high powered job from home!

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    DavyG  almost 9 years ago

    In fact, including the word “socialism” was a deliberate subterfuge.

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    Godfreydaniel  almost 9 years ago

    Amazing how such an entirely non-political episode causes so many fights! (Also depressing…….) I think the comic strip with the most characters was probably “Pogo.” Often characters would pop in after years of not appearing, picking right up where they left off. Of course, nobody aged in “Pogo”, so there is a big difference. (“Doonesbury” characters never aged as realistically as “Gasoline Alley” characters did, and there was a definite fudge factor for both, of course.)

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    montessoriteacher  almost 9 years ago

    The name of a country is often not what the country or political party really is. North Korea is called the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Does anyone think that North Korea is a democracy?

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    Lee Taplinger  almost 9 years ago

    Pure genius! A metaphor on Benghazi! The additional characters are the additional conspiracies from the Obama administration. The spin-off is the State Department, now able to create a whole new set of conspiracies, designed to bring this country to its knees so that the U.N. can take control.

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    gsmittle  almost 9 years ago

    “Some sort of Obama-administration subsidy, no doubt….”

    Did you forget to use the sarcasm font?

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    pouncingtiger  almost 9 years ago

    Subsidies existed way before Obama!!!

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    David Shortell  almost 9 years ago

    “I know we haven’t seen Clyde, Honey, Phred, Ginny, Jeremy Cavendish, Zonker’s parents, Nicole, and some others for a while…”

    Or Calvin or B.D.‘s parents or Mike’s twin sister…

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    Hunter7  almost 9 years ago

    doesn’t matter. their parents will still become zombies. Trying to do everything. Like Leo stuck working two jobs….oops,,, I mean … strips!

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    Not the Smartest Man On the Planet -- Maybe Close Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    I love this idea! About time for a “Doones” spin-off.

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    Orion-13  almost 9 years ago

    vjkjm: + 1!

    Orion

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    SavannahJim Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    How many references have there been now to Spin-offs? Is Garry “asking” us or Telling us…?

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    SavannahJim Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    Maybe it’s like an elevator? Maximum Capacity is per (s)trip?

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    katina.cooper  almost 9 years ago

    “Happy Days” did this same type of spin off with “Joanie loves Chachi”. That one went well.

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    Karl J.  almost 9 years ago

    Doonesbury is like a tree, it has many leaves and looks Canadian.

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    McSpook  almost 9 years ago

    “For the umpty-umpth time, Trudeau has obviously gone utterly dry.”.As is true with any art, if you don’t like it, ignore it.I’ve followed Trudeau since he started, and I think the strip is brighter and funnier now than it’s been since the Reagan years (“Ronnie Headroom!”). If Mr. Trudeau isn’t your style, there’s always “Mallard Fillmore,” always funny if you’re that type.

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    McSpook  almost 9 years ago

    “Anybody who doesn’t bow down or roll over (be rolled over) by this administration is a gun loving, back woods, red neck, moron Nazi?”Yeah, I could agree with you on that.

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    Newshound41  almost 9 years ago

    For all the conservative trying to ruin it for the rest of us:-http://daybydaycartoon.com/-Now, go have fun.

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    route66paul  almost 9 years ago

    you forgot Laverne and Shirley and Mork and Mindy. I am sure there are more……

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    route66paul  almost 9 years ago

    gun loving, back woods, red neck, moron Nazi ? Just because some champion carrying firearms does not make him/her that, it makes them a good American that respects the BORs.Nixon abhorred handguns and thought that wiretapping should be legal – does that make him a Dem? No, it makes him a potential dictator. wake up, and fight for ALL the rights guaranteed to Americans.

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    IamUnique1  almost 9 years ago

    Yeah! I noticed that as well.

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    loves raising duncan  almost 9 years ago

    Nah….I don’t think so.

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    rowena28 Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    Alex better not feed formula. That is child abuse & should be illegal.

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    unca jim  almost 9 years ago

    Nice site to visit to test the political temperature and stupidity of the nations comic strip readers. I salute you all.

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    David Huie Green-ToChargeForTruthIsToPayForLies  almost 9 years ago

    “For the umpty-umpth time, Trudeau has obviously gone utterly dry.

    And he gets paid for this? "-All that matters is that I like him, so I read him. It is obvious you like him even if only to disagree with and mock him. .We both benefit from his artistry.

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    David Huie Green-ToChargeForTruthIsToPayForLies  almost 9 years ago

    don’t forget Lacy Davenport shows up every now and then even in death

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    David Huie Green-ToChargeForTruthIsToPayForLies  almost 9 years ago

    Dearest friend, are you having a bad day?And don’t be ashamed to admit it, you love President Obama too.and his lovely wifeand his cute childen-but really, you might want to work on your vulgarity, it’s unChristian

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    David Huie Green-ToChargeForTruthIsToPayForLies  almost 9 years ago

    “Omni, why are you so scared to death of the TEA Party??I guess you have only drank the Kool-Aide and never gone to a TEA Party meeting.”.have only drunk.I wouldn’t say anything but we don’t want people to get the wrong impression that members of the TEA party are ignorant.

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    David Huie Green-ToChargeForTruthIsToPayForLies  almost 9 years ago

    “That there was the word ‘socialism’ in National Socialist Democratic Action Party means nothing.”-Doesn’t matter. They were still socialist, with the governent controling the economy rather than the free market.It doesn’t matter if it is Hitler or Stalin or Mao who says, “Do this or die.”

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    montessoriteacher  almost 9 years ago

    Yes, I am aware democracy is not the same word as democratic. One is a noun and the other is an adjective. However, they have the same root and refer to the same idea. Gee, I thought I was off the clock!

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    Godfreydaniel  almost 9 years ago

    I met Trudeau a few years back when he came to town for a speech and book signing, and I remember one member of the audience asked him if he’d ever considered doing another strip. (I think he mentioned Mort Walker of multi-strip fame but I’m not positive about this.) Trudeau commented something like “Doing another strip would be too much like work!”

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    montessoriteacher  almost 9 years ago

    There are no hormones in ink, true. There are also no pregnancies in ink, for that matter. One could refer to any number of things which do not really exist in comic strips. This is merely a comment section, a place in which one can talk about ideas and things which are happening in the real world. I am happy for those who wish to breastfeed. There are some who find that it doesn’t work out and this does not make them less than anyone else, however.

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    montessoriteacher  almost 9 years ago

    DHG, I understand your point about labels being used incorrectly. I was responding to someone else’s post. There is another poster who wishes to engage in cheap shots with people he disagrees with. I don’t choose to address him directly since I don’t wish to engage him.

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    Gokie5  almost 9 years ago

    Sad how every day now, some of the commenters have to engage in a communal industrial-strength hair pull. I thought that today’s strip was neat and funny. Too bad the fulminators have to spoil it for the rest of us. (Yes, I know they’re legally entitled to do this, and that I don’t have to read their comments. I don’t, often, but do like to see what others have to say.)

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    ComicDetectiveDA  almost 9 years ago

    I’d like to see a spinoff, but a good one.

    ..So how does today’s strip have anything to do with Nixon, Communism, President Obama, or guns?

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    jintsfan  almost 9 years ago

    Trudeau is old news.

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    montessoriteacher  almost 9 years ago

    If you don’t like Trudeau, why don’t you go elsewhere? I hate to see anyone unhappy. The trains are still moving. Go hitch a ride somewhere else. The haters are on this thread are boring.

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    marge201  almost 9 years ago

    Too funny. Love this. We’re in for a very fun ride!

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    andrew_c  almost 9 years ago

    Geez guys, don’t feed the trolls!

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    sierraseven  almost 9 years ago

    “Our adopted term ‘Socialist’ has nothing to do with Marxian Socialism.”Right from the horse’s mouth. Hitler wrote that, in a letter to the Sunday Express (a British newspaper) in 1930.

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    Aslan Balaur  almost 9 years ago

    Gee, where DID sequestration start?“Budget sequestration was first authorized by the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985”1985, that would put it under Saint Teflon Ron The Confused, patron Saint of the Tea Party, despite the fact that the GOP has turned their backs on EVERY policy he favored, except the utterly failed lie of “Trickle Down” economics.

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    montessoriteacher  almost 9 years ago

    Too bad the right wing haters seem to think it is their duty to post on this thread.

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    Aslan Balaur  almost 9 years ago

    Except your “facts” come from Fox, the network where facts go to die, unbroadcast.

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    Aslan Balaur  almost 9 years ago

    The “vast voting fraud” that ONLY Fox idiots have ever heard of, and yeah, I’d be afraid to go to a Tea Party rally, but not because of a fear of facts, but a fear of being around a group of batshit crazy bastards with guns, and no self control, just a bunch of HATE and blindness. (Since the Tea Party can’t see how bought and paid for by the Koch Brothers their whole Astroturf movement is)

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    Aslan Balaur  almost 9 years ago

    You won’t find facts at a Tea Party rally. Tea morons are too far gone on the Koch Brothers/Fox lies to know a Fact if it bit them. We’ve all heard the insane gibbering of the elected Tea Morons, and we know there are no facts spoken by the Tea Right Wingnut Extremists.

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    Nelly55  almost 9 years ago

    wow, I must have hit the “flag” button a couple dozen times today!………….TY to d(t)ouchie and guardi

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    Newshound41  almost 9 years ago

    Look in the mirror.

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    Greg Johnston  almost 9 years ago

    “Richard, your hate, bigotry, and ignorance are showing.The informed people all know that NAZIs are extreme left”

    Thanks Sarge, for demonstrating clearly how you really do have everything exactly backwards: Nazism and other fascist movements are extreme right wing – look it up anywhere. I’ll make it easy and spare you the mental challenge by spoon feeding you some knowledge pablum first…“It is a variety of fascism that incorporates biological racism and antisemitism. Nazism developed from the influences of pan-Germanism, the far-right Völkisch German nationalist movement and the anti-communist Freikorps paramilitary culture… Major elements of Nazism have been described as far-right, such as allowing domination of society by people deemed racially superior, while purging society of people declared inferior, who were said to be a threat to national survival”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazism">Nazism-wikipedia

    More generally on fascism: “Hostile to liberal democracy, socialism, and communism, fascist movements share certain common features, including the veneration of the state, a devotion to a strong leader, and an emphasis on ultranationalism, ethnocentrism, and militarism. Fascism views political violence, war, and imperialism as a means to achieve national rejuvenation and asserts that nations and races deemed superior should attain living space by displacing ones deemed weak or inferior.Fascist ideology consistently invoked the primacy of the state.”Fascism-widipedia

    Seriously, I have to ask: did you drop out of school at grade six? This would be covered in ANY state or provincial junior or senior high history/social studies curricula, anywhere in North America. The sky is blue, not beige, and your renaming things to suit your own fancy does not make it so. Fascism is not a far left-wing/socialist movement, it is far right. You could not be more wrong here. Although like all extremist movements, they do share the trait of authoritarianism. Remind you of your party of choice – perhaps it’s obsession with regulating morality and controlling women’s bodies, despite supposedly championing individual liberty and choice?

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    Newshound41  almost 9 years ago

    From conservative columnist Erick Erickson of redstate.com:-You Think Obama Stole the Election? Then Read ThisBy: streiff (Diary) | November 29th, 2012 at 09:57 AM | 150

    We try hard to be a serious website where serious-minded people can interact and a website that can be read and quoted in the media and in political circles without people laughing and pointing. You can’t do that when your comments section is infested with people espousing various conspiracy theories.

    RedState has never been simpatico to conspiracy theories. In our history we’ve dealt with 9-11 Troofers and Birfers and all manner of believers in the omnipresence of Opus Dei, the Bilderbergers, the Illuminati, and, of course, the Jews and their ability to manipulate world events. Our response is to ban them on sight.

    This last election was a hard loss of all of us, even those of us who were never Romney fans. I think we all realized the limitless ability to harm the nation that Barack Obama and his minions represents. Be that as it may, the people have spoken (the bastards) and we are saddled with this guy for another four years.

    If we are going to move beyond this we have to face the facts. We were out hustled. They turned out their base and we couldn’t be bothered to turn out ours, much less do what it takes to win uncommitted voters. We lost. They won. And the nation will suffer because of it.

    What did not happen was any “stealing” of the election. No one denies that there were irregularities in some places but the sum total of the allegations do not reach Kennedyesque proportions where they actually affected the outcome in any material way. This is nonsense and just as silly when people on our side make the claim as when the left howled about Diebold machines giving the 2004 election to President George W. Bush (President… George… W. … Bush, my gosh that sounds so beautiful today).

    So, heads up. We have made a decision that we will, henceforth and forever, treat those who claim Obama won the 2012 election via shenanigans in the polling place the same way we treat troofers and birfers. We will immediately ban them. We don’t have time to shoot down these arguments every time the appear because they have been definitively refuted on many occasions. If you hold this exotic view and are feeling all butthurt, too bad. Life isn’t fair. If life was fair we’d be anticipating the inauguration of President Mitt Romney Rick Perry and watching the Obama’s pack the U-Haul.

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    ComicDetectiveDA  almost 9 years ago

    ^ O.O Another bonus: Reading the older strips, you won’t find as many comments!

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    benbrilling  almost 9 years ago

    151 Comments!?? Can’t we get some kind of filter function added to the comment page?

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    Newshound41  almost 9 years ago

    Those are not my words. Take up the arguments with Erick Erickson

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    nimbleswitch  almost 9 years ago

    “Gen-Z” is a great idea! If Garry sticks Alex in there exclusively, I won’t have to put up with her any more! Okay, Jeff is her uncle, but he goes in there, too, right?

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    rick_e_bear Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    You don’t have to read it, or live in this country. Stop whining, child.

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    David Huie Green-ToChargeForTruthIsToPayForLies  almost 9 years ago

    “Just watch how easily China moves to a more Fascist state with little change except those who were protected are now allowed to fall to total rock bottom poor while a few become millionaires..”?China has always been run by dictatorship. The leaders have always been more interested in retaining power than helping others.Interestingly, though, the Chinese government has decided to abandon their command economic concepts and allowed a demand one to grow. As a result the average person in China is far better off than was dreamed a generation ago.-(We don’t like it because it takes away from our power, but the people who have come up out of abject poverty appreciate it.)-Much of the improvement is that the government has come to realize people work harder and smarter if they stand to personally gain from their labors.

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