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Confucius on Governance — Frank Li

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If China can be viewed as a computer, then the First Emperor was the (first generation of the) hardware, and Confucius has been the major software since then. In this post, I will talk about Confucius on governance, with profound implications for America today....  Confucianism is a form of traditionalism that subscribes to the Great Chain of Being model — heaven, ruler, head of household as first in a heirarchy based on virtue. This model underlies most ancient systems and forms a pillar of traditionalism.This view is diametrically opposed to the liberal view that makes the individual supreme and views society as an aggregate rather than a collective (system).Interestingly, this hierarchical model is still used as the chief mode of organization in the militaries of the world and also

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If China can be viewed as a computer, then the First Emperor was the (first generation of the) hardware, and Confucius has been the major software since then.
In this post, I will talk about Confucius on governance, with profound implications for America today.... 
Confucianism is a form of traditionalism that subscribes to the Great Chain of Being model — heaven, ruler, head of household as first in a heirarchy based on virtue. This model underlies most ancient systems and forms a pillar of traditionalism.

This view is diametrically opposed to the liberal view that makes the individual supreme and views society as an aggregate rather than a collective (system).

Interestingly, this hierarchical model is still used as the chief mode of organization in the militaries of the world and also firms.

Thus, China appears to the West as a corporate state instead of the a liberal one. It can also be compared to highly organized Roman phalanxes fighting disorganized tribes.

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Confucius on Governance
Frank Li | Chinese ex-pat, Founder and President of W.E.I. (West-East International), a Chicago-based import & export company, B.E. from Zhejiang University (China) in 1982, M.E. from the University of Tokyo in 1985, and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in 1988, all in Electrical Engineering

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Mike Norman is an economist and veteran trader whose career has spanned over 30 years on Wall Street. He is a former member and trader on the CME, NYMEX, COMEX and NYFE and he managed money for one of the largest hedge funds and ran a prop trading desk for Credit Suisse.

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