The China Syndrome

* It’s not consolation enough, but what happened at the Moffitt Cancer Center is not unique to Moffitt. It’s part of a manifest international pattern: China continues to play out its authoritarian, hybrid, loopholier-than-thou brand of capitalism. From Maoist command economy to one that pragmatically reconciles billionaires and a gambling mecca with communist governance. Rather than the old communist-capitalist standoffs, modern China wants to beat capitalists at their own game and then some–using whatever expedient means necessary, ethics and legalities be damned. 

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