RE: AFRIKA $ CHINA: THE UNFOLDING MARCH Sept 12, 2012 21:36:08 GMT 3
Post by OtishOtish on Sept 12, 2012 21:36:08 GMT 3
That seems a bit mild. In Patpong, a famous thing-area in Bangkok---an appropriate name in that context---everything imaginable is on offer. In fact,
But it is important to put all these things into a serious context: One of the countries that has achieved an amazing transformation is Singapore. Lee Kwan Yew ran it with a tight fist for many years----in his words, developing countries need more discipline than democracy---and his book, From Third World To First, should be considered a must-read. (His son, who took over, is a much nicer who keeps the iron fist ina nice velvet glove.) In Singapore, laziness and infractions of the law (from jaywalking and improper disposal of chewing-gum to serious corruption) are dealt with swiftly and severely; so there is very, very little. But prostitution is legal. (Naturally it is regulated and monitored in the typical Singaporean way.) Lee has explained the reason for this, in person and in his book: he had thought about it, studied practices in different countries, and concluded that men being able to freely get some in+out enhances the general well-being of a country. The serious context here is all those energetic, angry, and unemployed young men in Kenya.