一个美国人的反思:“中国有限公司”

作者:丹奇  于 2011-4-21 13:04 发表于 最热闹的华人社交网络--贝壳村

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前言: 近日娃他爹看电视新闻,很不爽,恨透民主共和两党牺牲民众利益和国家利益的你争我斗。再次奋笔疾书,写下此文。令咱感动不已,咱中国就是争气,让他爹不得不发表如下感言:

 

一个美国人的反思:中国有限公司

/罗杰    翻译/丹奇

(2011417)

 

副标题: 中国有限公司,世界上经营得最好的公司,一个新兴的资本主义模型,以及美国政治体系是如何伤害美国发展和领导地位的

 

虽然美国从国民生产总值看仍是较大的经济体,美国人民从人均收入和购买力看也较富裕。但是这种差距正在逐年缩小,而且结论是,几乎不用假设,未来某一个时候,中国将是世界占主导地位的经济体。

虽然很明显美国和欧洲是成熟的经济体,而中国也许还只在将覆盖其所有民众发展的半途中。但是美国和中国两个国家的经济和政府制度有着明显的区别。一个很有帮助,另一个则不是。

美国的政治制度总的来说有害于商业和经济发展。虽然从历史上看,还不至于如此,但是美国国会以及国内社区“左派和右派”之间的政治口吻已经制造了“我们对他们”的心理状态,而这对投资,新技术,基础设施和替代能源的继续发展是沉重打击。而所有这一切对本国吸引外国投资,以及正在进行中的国土安全,及维持其作为世界创新领袖的指路明灯地位是非常重要的。

我指责在自己人之间制造这种敌意的两党领导和地方领导,他们的注意力不是辩论真正问题,却宁愿专注于一些鸡毛蒜皮的事情。最终损害美国作为一个领导者在世界的地位。

中国在过去的三十年间已经发展成为一种新型的资本主义。商业和政府之间表面上看去是真正的合作伙伴关系。中国在过去的30年里足迹遍布全球,在许多方面的增长指数是很强劲的。但是,此增长的最大因素是政府对国家和人民未来的投资。

虽然两种政治制度再不同不过了。但是,很明显,中国的政治制度,已经是行之有效的,比美国的制度更利于出成就。虽然美国一路都在发展替代能源的新技术,但是中国在这个方面已经领先。在美国限制其太空项目的时候,中国却积极继续增长在这个领域的预算。

在美国公路基础设施实质上已成为不断被嘲笑的“坎坷”主题时,中国却在继续兴建新的道路,连接各大城市,使其内部经济更加有效。

在美国还在继续与汽车和公共交通谈情说爱时,中国却已经开发出了世界上最快的子弹头列车,而且正在开发更为复杂的公共交通系统(公共汽车,火车,地铁),以使日益富裕的劳动力可以更轻松地上班。

在美国花费数万亿美元在不受欢迎的战争上时,中国却已经建设成一个世界上最大的外汇储备国,其外汇储备比日本,欧盟,俄罗斯及美国全部加在一起还要多。

这是为什么?为什么我们的民主令我们失败?为什么中国在我们应该做的最好的方面比我们做的还好?

答案很简单:中国没有深陷那些阻碍发展和决策的地方政治的泥潭,或“左派和右派”问题。公民没有被 “黑或白”或“移民”,或“奥巴马对佩林”之类的问题而分裂。他们致力于他们的生活,向前走,做生意,创造他们的未来。

实际上,中国就像是一个现代化的美国公司。他有董事会(政治局)和上层管理(中央委员会)。就像一个美国的现代化公司,任何关于运营和行为的公司(不管是否有股票或是否已经上市还是只有一个东主的私人公司)决定都是由董事会(或东主)作出的。

在美国一家公司或企业的普通工人去上班,执行任务,因为担心失去工作而不会制造问题,而是遵循上级的指示,上级又执行上级的命令,一路到顶部(董事会/政治局)

这种显著的差异不仅在我们的政治中,也在我们对政治的行为中。这里的政治分歧能把一家人变得互相敌对直至发生暴力。

虽然我们应该珍惜我们的“自由”,但事实上2008年只有57%的合格选民实际上投了票。2010年只有41%的选民投票(中期选举-非总统选举年)。所以,几乎50%的美国人口存在于一个他们的领导是为他们而选择的“自由”中。就像在一间公司,就像在中国一样。

美国的普通公司都比美国政府经营的更好。中国政府比美国政府运作得更有效率难道还有疑问吗?这不应该是个意外吧。制度的设计是为了决策--就像一家现代化公司。它能及时改变方向,并对需求快速反应----这些都不用麻烦政治上有分歧的公民们,以及他们的高度党派主义的代表。

他可以轻松决定投资到未来而不用受到强大的游说干扰(投资到替代能源诸如电池,风能,太阳能就是极好的例子)。游说者是牺牲公众的利益而向垄断者妥协。

虽然这篇文章看起来是为中国的政治制度叫好,而贬损美国民主其实就是为了唤醒美国和他的民众认识到我们的经济问题其实就是我们自己和我们的领袖们一手造成的。这些问题是我们的制度导致我们的国会代表们为保住权位而欠下捐款者的人情,最终,只为那些给他们钱的人服务,而不是整个国家利益服务。

虽然中国成为最大的经济体已经不可避免,美国也不一定就非得成为二流强国。但是,要保持我们在世界上的地位,我们的政治制度就必须与国家和人民的进展保持一致,而不是成为某个政党中腐败者的受益者。

中国有限公司将在此驻足。习惯她吧。拥抱她吧。向她学习吧。这是目前影响这个国家的疾病的良药-我们的领导和政党仅仅代表了大约50%的人口(那些投票给他们的人),却牺牲了其他50%的人口的利益。两党已经证明了他们对维系他们的权利基础比对美国的国家力量更感兴趣。

虽然许多人,尽管不是大多数人,会不同意本文的观点---不是因为我说的不对,而是因为我说的真话令他们伤心。直至我们,美国,能够面对我们自己的缺点,中国有限公司将继续在我们曾经做的最好的领域做的更好。                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (附英文原文)                                                                                                             

 

CHINA, INC.

THE BEST RUN COMPANY IN THE WORLD

A NEW MODEL IN CAPITALISM

AND HOW THE U.S. POLITICAL SYSTEM HURTS AMERICAN GROWTH AND LEADERSHIP

By Roger Dean

While the USA is still a significantly larger economy as measured by GDP and its’ people are also better off as measured by per capita income and purchasing power – that difference has been getting smaller every year and it’s nearly a forgone conclusion that at some point in the future that China will be the dominant economy in the world.

 

While it’s clear that the U.S. ( and Europe ) are mature economies and China is perhaps only midway through its growth to encompass all of its citizens there are clear distinctions between the U.S. and Chinese systems of economics and government. One is helpful and the other is not.

 

The U.S. system of politics is harmful to the growth of business and the economy in general. While historically this hasn’t been true the current toxic level of dialogue in the U.S. Congress as well as the political tone between “the left and the right” throughout communities in the country has created a “us versus them” mentality that stifles much needed growth in investment, new technologies, infrastructure and alternative energies – all of which are important to the country to invite new foreign investment as well as its ongoing national security and maintain its beacon as the world leader in innovation.

I blame the leadership of both political parties as well as local leadership for creating this environment of hostility amongst our people and for diverting their attention from the real issues to debate but rather have them focused on petty issues that in the end jeopardize the U.S. position as a leader in the world.

 

China has evolved over the last three decades into a new paradigm of capitalism that appears to be a true partnership between its businesses and the government.  The Chinese global footprint  has grown exponentially during the last 30 years in many ways – but the single biggest factor in its growth has been the investment by the Government in the future of the country and its people.

While the two political systems couldn’t be more different it is obvious that the political system in China, as it works, is much more conducive to achievement than the U.S. system. While the U.S. has plodded along in the development of new technologies for alternative energy the Chinese has taken the lead in that area. While the U.S. restricts growth in its space program the Chinese continue their aggressive growth in their budget for this area. While the U.S. infrastructure of roads  has become a continual topic of derision for its “bumpy” nature the Chinese continue to build new roads linking cities and making their internal economy more efficient. While the U.S. continues its love affair with the automobile and overall disdain for public transportation the Chinese have developed the fastest bullet train in the world and are developing intricate systems for public transportations ( buses, trains, subways ) so a growing and wealthier work force can commute more easily to their businesses. While the U.S. SPENDS TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON UNPOPULAR WARS OF DUBIOUS NATURE the CHINESE BUILD A FOREIGN EXCHANGE RESERVE THAT IS THE LARGEST IN THE WORLD AND IS LARGER THAN JAPAN, THE EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA AND THE UNITED STATES COMBINED !

 

Why is that? Why is our democracy failing us and why is China doing better at what we have always done best?

The simple answer is China doesn’t get mired down in the quagmire of local politics  or “left and right” issues that holds back progress or decision making. The citizenry doesn’t get divided over “black and white” or “immigration” or “Obama vs Palin” type of issues. They are focused on their lives, getting ahead, doing business and securing their future.  In effect China operates like a modern U.S. Corporation. It has a board of directors ( the Politburo ) and upper management ( the Central Committee ). Like a modern company in the U.S.A., any company ( whether it has stock and is traded on a stock exchange or a private business with one owner ) decisions about its operations and behavior is made by the board ( or the owner ). The average worker at a company or business in the U.S. goes to work, does his job, doesn’t make problems for fear of losing their job, and follows the direction of his superiors  who take their orders from their superiors, from all the way to the top ( the Board of Directors / Politburo ).

 

It’s not only a significant difference in our politics but also in our behavior toward politics. Political divisions here can put members of the same family against each other even to the point of violence. While we cherish our “freedom” the fact is that only 57% of eligible voters actually voted in 2008 and only 41% did so in 2010 ( a mid term election – non Presidential ). So, nearly 50% of the American population exists in a “freedom” where their “leaders” are chosen for them. Just like at a corporation, just like in China. The average corporation in America operates better than the U.S. government. Is it any wonder that the Chinese government operates in a more efficient manner than the U.S.? It shouldn’t be a surprise. The system is designed for decision making – just like a modern corporation. It can change direction more rapidly and respond to needs more rapidly – all without the bother of politically divided citizens and their highly partisan representatives.  It can make easy decisions on investments into its future without the interference of powerful lobbies ( the investment in alternative sources of energy like batteries, wind, solar is a great example ) who could derail efforts to compromise their monopolies at the expense of the citizens.

 

While this article may seem to be a treatise on the benefits of the Chinese political system versus the Democracy of the United States – it really is meant as a wake up call for the United States and its citizens to recognize our problems economically are really engineered by ourselves and our leaders. They are caused by a system where our Representatives are indebted to their money raisers to maintain their power which at the end of the day serves only those who give the money and not the country at large.

 

While it is inevitable that China will become the largest economy, it doesn’t have to be that the U.S. becomes a second rate power. But, to maintain its standing in the world our political system needs to become more in tune with how to progress as a nation and a people and not as a beneficiary of a corrupt member of some political party.

 

China, Inc is here to stay. Get used to it. Embrace it. Learn from it. It’s key to the illness that currently affects this country – our leadership and political parties really only represent approximately 50% of the population ( those that voted for them ) at the expense of the other 50%. The parties have proven they are more interested in providing for their power bases than they are in the power of America.

 

While many, if not most, will disagree with this paper – it’s not because it’s false, it’s because the truth hurts. Until we, the USA, face our own short comings China, Incorporated will continue to do better those things we used to do best.

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发表评论 评论 (109 个评论)

1 回复 meistersinger 2011-4-21 13:45
LG 是徳裔?
2 回复 wcat 2011-4-21 13:52
meistersinger: LG 是徳裔?
这姓是否是犹太人的?
4 回复 meistersinger 2011-4-21 14:19
wcat: 这姓是否是犹太人的?
Snyder是德国姓或荷兰姓。犹太人有可能姓Snyder,但不是所有Snyder都是犹太人。
2 回复 wcat 2011-4-21 14:23
meistersinger: Snyder是德国姓或荷兰姓。犹太人有可能姓Snyder,但不是所有Snyder都是犹太人。
谢谢!这方面不太清楚。
2 回复 meistersinger 2011-4-21 15:14
wcat: 谢谢!这方面不太清楚。
Google啊
1 回复 wcat 2011-4-21 15:30
meistersinger: Google啊
A good idea!
1 回复 ofox 2011-4-21 16:23
sf
2 回复 丹奇 2011-4-21 22:13
meistersinger: LG 是徳裔?
是的!
2 回复 丹奇 2011-4-21 22:13
wcat: 这姓是否是犹太人的?
4分之一犹太血统
2 回复 丹奇 2011-4-21 22:15
meistersinger: Snyder是德国姓或荷兰姓。犹太人有可能姓Snyder,但不是所有Snyder都是犹太人。
原来是Schneiderman, 犹太色彩太浓,就改为snyder 了。呵呵。
2 回复 丹奇 2011-4-21 22:15
meistersinger: Snyder是德国姓或荷兰姓。犹太人有可能姓Snyder,但不是所有Snyder都是犹太人。
你很有研究。佩服!
2 回复 丹奇 2011-4-21 22:16
meistersinger: Google啊
不用了,咱告诉你。省了力气。
2 回复 丹奇 2011-4-21 22:16
ofox: sf
对不起,给挤下来了。 再扛一个沙发给你专用!
2 回复 meistersinger 2011-4-21 23:52
丹奇: 原来是Schneiderman, 犹太色彩太浓,就改为snyder 了。呵呵。
啊。所以你女儿叫Hanna.
3 回复 meistersinger 2011-4-21 23:54
丹奇: 你很有研究。佩服!
因为家里的关系,对这些东西感兴趣。Google 也很好用。
2 回复 hu18 2011-4-22 00:23
爱凤及巢
1 回复 homepeace 2011-4-22 00:33
有道理,看到美国每况愈下,也很着急。
2 回复 丹奇 2011-4-22 00:34
meistersinger: 因为家里的关系,对这些东西感兴趣。Google 也很好用。
你这meister 也是德裔呢。我们这里有街道名hoffmeister
2 回复 丹奇 2011-4-22 00:35
meistersinger: 啊。所以你女儿叫Hanna.
呵呵,厉害。
3 回复 丹奇 2011-4-22 00:36
hu18: 爱凤及巢
有这个可能。   
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