atleast the Chinese government says so. Officially the saying is, "Genius comes from hard work - Tobacco helps you become talented" and it's written on the gate of many elementary schools. The reason this is scrawled across the opening gates is because many schools are sponsered by the state-owned tobacco-company. Here's an article and short audo clip (about 4 minutes) about how the government-run industry affects the people of China. Relating this article to te previous North Korea article, how do the policies of contorol for each government contrast? Could you provide an argument defending China's stance on tobacco in society?
Here is an article from The Economist on the dismal situation that many North Koreans face. What is the distinguishing difference between the way North Korea and America's governments operate? What would you predict to happen if Kim Jong Il allowed people to make their own choices about what/how much/what price to buy and sell? In the same city that offers luxury dog spas there are many who are homeless and without food. Do you judge the American system to be better?For lack of a better phrase... just some food for thought.
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