The benefit of free trade is ... a Chinese stealth fighter!

Photographs reveal secret J-20 Chinese stealth fighter
The first clear pictures of what appears to be a Chinese stealth fighter prototype have been published online ...

... A few experts have suggested that the pictured aircraft is a mock-up, rather than a functioning prototype ...

But many more experts say they believe the pictures and the aircraft are authentic ...
Dang! This wasn't mentioned in the economic textbooks. I'm sure my economics teacher didn't mention this in the theory of comparative advantage! Why not? Specialise, trade, and get bombed! Nobody mentioned the bombing!

Oh, hang on. It's becoming clearer now. This stealth fighter must be what all the experts on China have been talking about ...

Tony Abbott, "China's economic achievement is an unambiguous good".

Stealth fighter = unambiguous good. Dang! Stupid me!

Malcolm Fraser, "Slavish devotion to the US a foreign policy folly for Australia".

Stealth fighter = reason to unshackle the slavish devotion to US. Of course! Why didn't I see it?

Kevin Rudd, "Allowing it [China] to demonstrate greater responsibility, all while also preparing to deploy force if everything goes wrong".

Stealth fighter = greater responsibility or going wrong? Hmm. Never mind, we've got both options covered in the white paper, eh Kev?

Paul Keating, "China will need some strategic space... So we're going to be in a more complex, trickier world, but a better world."

Stealth fighter = complex, trickier, but better. Why didn't I see it? Hell yeah!

Greg Rudd, "China is not the enemy... China is simply different".

Stealth fighter = not the enemy, simply different. Whoa! That's like stealth philosophy, man. Heavee! Right on!File under: comparative advantage fail.

1 comment:

  1. That's a conga line of Sinophile dumbasses. All these pundits would froth at the mouth at Australian nationalism, yet when it comes to arming the stridently nationalist Chinese, all we get is lovey-dovey appeasement. Go figure...