This shows how government control corrupts a country. If companies let their competitors hire the brightest, hardest working employees, the company will go out of business. Admittedly this looks like an unscientific survey, but I would guess that the relative sizes of these different effects is at least valid. From the Wall Street Journal:
. . . a recent online survey show[s] that nearly 84% of respondents believe the young people around them would prefer to play a game of pin die rather than work hard. Meaning something like “powerful daddy,” the phrase refers to competing on the basis of family background. By that, they mean in terms of jobs – more than 80% said they believe many young people have relied on pin die to get ahead at work.
The survey was conducted by the Social Survey Center of the China Youth Daily, a state-run newspaper, and web portal Sohu.com.
The report said that among the 3,809 respondents, only about 10% of them said they value hard work in becoming successful. When they were asked what occurred to them first when they ran into problems, about 36% said they regretted that they lacked a “good daddy.” While 35% said they chose to solve problems by themselves, 25% said they would ask their daddy to tackle the problem for them.
Online reaction to the survey results was divided. “It’s a sure thing, as a daddy provides an opportunity for you,” said one Sina Weibo user.
“This is horrible,” said another. “An overturning of the value system.” . . .
Labels: china, Corruption