Saturday, July 01, 2006:
The capitalist system with its World Bank and International Monetary Fund won't allow nations to be engaged freely within the global economy while those nations have fully cooperative healthcare and educational systems. If a nation such as Cuba has a lower infant mortality rate than the US or a higher literacy rate than the US, the capitalist will insist that Cuba undo the socialized systems in place that made those gains possible before the US capitalists will allow Cuba to engage freely in the global marketplace including in fair and ecologically sound trade with the US. Vietnam had achieved good success with egalitarian healthcare and education, but the World Bank demanded that they drop those programs before allowing Vietnam to engage the global marketplace dominated by the US. That's immoral. It's evil.
Now the Vietnamese poor are falling terribly behind again in healthcare and education. The wealth disparity is grossly expanding again. The people there are being treated as cheap wage-slaves once again. The disease of greed inherent in capitalism has struck again.