Wednesday, July 14, 2010

South Korea's Capitalist Workers' Paradises

"The closest sensation I have ever had of a workers' paradise has been in the cities of Ulsan and Pohang, which are so dominated by their resident chaebol — Hyundai and the Pohang Iron and Steel Company (POSCO) respectively — that they strike the visitor as the kind of fiefdoms that Marxist planners in communist countries could only ever dream about," writes Michael Breen of the only two Korean cities in which I have lived and which together I have spent a full third of my entire life, in his book The Koreans: Who They Are, What They Want, Where Their Future Lies.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't there something like this in Spain?

9:06 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...


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