In the 1960s, the US was worried about the Missile Gap. Now we’re worried about the violinist gap?
You know what I’m talking about, it’s being hyped all over the media, there’s a Chinese-American woman who calls herself the Tiger Mom, and has written a book about how tough she is in raising her children. For example she makes them practice violin for hours every day.
This strict discipline is held up as the ‘Traditional Chinese Way’ to raise children, and is presented as an explanation as to why China is doing so well economically while the US is faltering.
Well, I have an alternate theory. China is run by engineers who invest in engineering and science infrastructure. Meanwhile, America is run by financiers and lawyers who invest in speculating over money and then fighting over it.
Hence China builds cities and America can’t fill potholes.
By the way, Tiger Mom is a law professor. She teaches financial law.