People were not thrown off their stoop-work in the paddy fields; they fled from that miserable existence to a decent job in the cities. Yes, if you go looking for them, you can find cases of exploited workers in sweatshops, but the overall trend is a story of one billion of the world’s poorest people lifted out of poverty by China’s massive economic growth since the 1980's.

From less than $1000 to $16K per annum in 16 years.

The figures are adjusted for inflation, so that is real income growth. It isn’t evenly distributed, of course, but it is indisputable that the Chinese worker is better of today than ever before. Sorry that doesn’t fit your anti-capitalist narrative but it is true. Globalisation did benefit the poor in developing countries, but no doubt you will applaud President Trump for beginning to dismantle Globalisation by cancelling the Free Trade deals that enable globalisation.

I work in IT, Community volunteer interested in Politics, support Capitalism as the best economic system for lifting people out of poverty, Skeptical scientist.

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