Re: economics is the way to do it
Should one describe China's economics as being the same as the West's economics or just pragmatic.
The economic boom in China was organised and to a great extent run by the authorities in power. Some may say that means that the authorities in power have adopted 'Western' economics, I don't think that those in power in China would ever consider that to be true.
As another example, France had a mindboggling 'dirigiste' system for running the economy which worked well for three or four decades. It's true that the wheels have fallen off now, but I can't for the life of me imagine that they won't come up with an equally artificial new system. I just hope it works as well as the old one did.
I would suggest "If you want to fix the world, then looking after the economies is the way to do it". Pragmatism and competence are essential, politics doesn't come into the equation.