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A woman’s family transports her body after she leapt to her death in Yangji, China. The woman committed suicide in response to developers demolishing her home to make way for a stadium.
With any form of capitalism comes the various forms of problems capitalism brings with it. China’s only PR hope is that these problems are solved before the West’s access to social issues in China becomes stronger.
via MSNBC PhotoBlog
(credit: Reuters caption: Xian, center, the husband of Li Jie’e, accompanied by his son Xiyong, right, pushes his wife’s body on a transport stretcher as another relative, left, burns incense in Yangji village on May 10, 2012.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:China’s floodgates will be breached. There’s something about the nature and nexus of capitalism as it meets individual freedom and behavior of the masses that tells me China’s government will pay a heavy price for their prosperity.
(photo: ChinaFotoPress/Zuma Press caption: A group of homebuyers demanding a refund protested at a sales office of developer China Overseas Property in Shanghai as home prices at one of its projects were cut by nearly 30 percent in a sales promotion.)
They overcame Communism, but if Capitalism and unchecked corporate greed ends up screwing things up that much worse, this monument will not be remembered as silly, just prophetic.