This article in the Post is depressing.
Here's the last line:
The task ahead for the next generation of economists is to figure out how, in a decade that began with such economic promise, things went so wrong.Um, any student of history is going to know the answer to that one.
I mean, look at the fool who was in the White House during that time. You don't think his general incompetence, coupled with his lack of good sense, had something to do with it?
Here's to the coming Chinese century!