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The Limits of Force: A Bayonet in the Back Will Not Restore China’s Economy

Summary:
Force cannot restore legitimacy, trust or confidence, nor can it magically erase the consequences of a still-unfolding national trauma. The Chinese authorities threatening to punish workers who refuse to return to work are getting a lesson in the limits of force in an unprecedented national trauma: a bayonet in the back will not restore the legitimacy and confidence that have been lost. There are two enormous blind spots in conventional media coverage of the pandemic: 1. The limits of force in restoring China’s economy to pre-pandemic levels. 2. The longer term (i.e. second-order) consequences of the immense trauma experienced by the Chinese people. While the media focuses on questionable statistics and economic claims–factories are already back to 60% capacity, etc.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Smith is entirely correct in his assessment here.

If you are of a mind to do so, please pray for everyone dealing with this horrific pandemic; the victims; their families; their friends, and the heroically dedicated medical teams trying to save them.

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