A List To Remember
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  • stuart

    Professor, I have been telling people for quite a while that India has far more promise than China. It’s not sitting on a demographic time bomb with an aging population the way China is as a result of the “one child” policy. Its lingua franca is English. It has a common law legal system. And, to my mind most important, unlike China it is a free country. That is really, really important.

    If it can just overcome some of the hangover from the heavily bureaucratized socialist claptrap it followed until a few years ago (and keep loosening some of the social stratification), India will be a powerhouse.

  • RedWell

    Maybe… but 1) most educated Indians speak English while local languages can vary widely, so there’s no great incentive to study “Indian,” and 2) India still seems to lack an ability to build infrastructure and reliable bureaucracy, both of which will hobble the state in a race with China.

  • I wonder about China’s ability to build infrastructure and a reliable bureaucracy.

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