We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The Wall Street Journal reported this collapse in June 2009. Further photos and analysis show that the pilings were faultily built and that later digging out the ground under one side for an underground garage was not the way to go.
I think I'll pass on the coming Chinese economy cars.
A communist state is often (there are examples, notably North Korea and the early USSR where things were indeed religiously pure) nothing more than a big corporate entity where the entire population is the slave labour for the owners (a.k.a. the Party, the PolitBuro, or whatever entity is in charge).
No different from 18th century cotton plantations in the American south enlarged the the scale of entire nations.
Problem is that those entities tend to become greedy for more land and people to fuel their profits and thus become expansionist.