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Month: December 2018

Why China’s “Social Credit” Scheme Will Create More Corruption, Not a Better Citizenry

Why China’s “Social Credit” Scheme Will Create More Corruption, Not a Better Citizenry

(As published on FEE.ORG) News of China’s social credit system has been making waves across media outlets for months. Some publications are going soft on the massive surveillance state, saying it is not as bad as it seems (it is), while others are referring to it as something straight out of Nineteen Eighty-Four (again, it is). With pilot programs operating in certain municipalities, the system is already affecting citizens’ lives by limiting their ability to travel or send their children to universities.  “Four million people…

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