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Burma: Democracy with an Asterisk?


#1

Burma: Democracy with an Asterisk?

John Feffer

Voters went to the polls last Sunday in Burma to elect a new parliament. The opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) — Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi’s party — scored an impressive victory. According to the early returns, the NLD is on track to win over 80 percent of the vote and capture a sizeable majority in parliament.


#2

Interesting data and analysis, Mr. Feffer.

As for real estate prices being higher in Myanmar's urban centers than in Manhattan... it would seem that all the money peeled off the presses and handed to the 1%/bankers' club has sought tangible investments across the world.

If I had several trillion in fiat money, i suppose I could drive up the real estate market just about anywhere.

Thank you for reminding readers that Democracy is an ongoing struggle and work in progress. Too many act as if citizens once had what they somehow went to sleep and gave up.


#3

I wonder how many asterisks you have to put after American "democracy."


#4

Nice rhetorical question.