Running Dogs Take Note: In praise of Mao's PE

Chris Burford cburford at
Mon Jan 10 23:38:40 PST 2000

At 00:58 11/01/00 -0600, you wrote:
>I apologize. A stupid flame on my part. Sometimes a joke is just a joke,
>and regardless I over-reacted. I would defend the MZ period though,
>warts and all, and all the more so against the received wisdom on things PRC.
>Daniel F. Vukovich
>Dept. of English; The Unit for Criticism
>University of Illinois
>Urbana, IL 61801

OK but can you explain the argument below? Too many negatives.

Can you concisely summarising the two contrasting perspectives?

>once you call into question the notion that per capita income is not
>the best indicator of econo development (as the Wbank and other folk do),
>then the historical record of MZ et al., appears more and more impressive.

Chris Burford


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