SUMMARY: dissecting scopes

Ron Kagan rkagan at
Fri Aug 26 16:52:30 EST 1994

In article <9408261341.AA24022 at> Leon Avery,
leon at EATWORMS.SWMED.EDU writes:
>Wild tried to reduce labor costs by setting up a joint venture to make
>M5As in China, but it broke down.  Worse, the Chinese had the plans by
>then, and, not being signatory to the Geneva Conventions, they
>starting producing M5A clones and selling them dirt cheap.

This is yet another example of why it is both immoral and impractical to
collaborate with regimes that do not respect individual rights.  For
another example, see Jim Mann's book *Beijing Jeep* for details on how
the Communist Chinese exploited a joint venture with AMC in the 1980s to
acquire the technology to build American Jeep Cherokees.

Ron Kagan
"In any collaboration between two men (or two groups) who hold
_different_ basic principles, it is the more evil or irrational who wins"

                       Ayn Rand 
Ron Kagan
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