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A pedestrian wearing a protective mask in Beijing, January 17, 2012.
But reckless pollution of farm villages is not unavoidable.
I then discuss the political-economic drivers and enablers of this destruction, the dynamics and contradictions of China's hybrid economy, noting how market reforms have compounded the irrationalities of the old bureaucratic collectivist system with the irrationalities of capitalism resulting in a diabolically ruinous "miracle" economy.
I conclude with a précis of the emergency steps the country will have to take to take to brake the drive to socio-ecological collapse, with dire implications for us all.
Chinese companies have been producing it for ,000 to ,000 a ton, saving millions of dollars a month, by just dumping the toxic waste in rural areas on helpless village communities. It illustrates how the marriage of capitalism and Stalinist bureaucratic collectivism has created a diabolically destructive hybrid economic system, a rogue economy that is ravaging China's environment, ruining the health of Chinese people, rendering more and more of the country unlivable, driving the country to ecological collapse and threatening to bring the whole planet down with it. China Self-Destructs For more than three decades, China's "miracle" economy has been the envy of the world or at least the envy of capitalist economists for whom wealth creation is the highest purpose of human life.
Since 1979, China's GDP has grown by an average of just under 10 percent per year.
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