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Posted by: Gee ( si ) on July 26, 1999 at 18:48:29:

In Reply to: Emigration posted by Nikhil Jaikumar on July 26, 1999 at 17:38:20:

: 1) every revolution produces refugees.

But some produce more than others.

: 2) people flee fom capitalist regimes, too. 250,000 fled from capitalist Togo into socialist Ghana.

Poor example Nikhil. Togo and Ghana dont compare to US and Cuba - neither politically nor economically.

: 42,000 fled from South-West Africa (a colony of ultra-capitalist South Africa)

Not capitalist but authoritarian 'mixed economy'

If you keep changing the definition of free trade capitlaism into authoritarian fascist tyrranies (as, I have noted it is the tendency of communists to do) then any system can be anything you decide to describe it as.

I could describe the Berlin wall escapee as escaping from statist capitalist Russia to progressive pre socialist germany or some such non-speak.

The 'rule of thumb' is the more authoritarian the more people seek to escape, the variables are how many people can escape and how many people like / hate the particular brand of authoritarianism

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