” Even in a society as tightly controlled as Singapore’s, the market creates certain forces which perhaps in the long run may lead to democracy. “


” If you say simply that pressures toward democracy are created by the market, I would say yes. “


” Let me say again that the relationship is asymmetrical: there’s no democracy without a market economy, but you can have a market economy without democracy. “


” So I think one can say on empirical grounds – not because of some philosophical principle – that you can’t have democracy unless you have a market economy. “



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Even in a society as tightly controlled as Singapore
If you say simply that pressures toward democracy are created by the market, I would say yes.


Let me say again that the relationship is asymmetrical: there
So I think one can say on empirical grounds - not because of some philosophical principle - that you can