Does democracy stifle economic growth?
Economist Yasheng Huang compares China to India, and asks how China's authoritarian rule contributed to its astonishing economic growth — leading to a big question: Is democracy actually holding India back? Huang's answer may surprise you.
In this article Huang critiques Eric X. Li's provocative TED Talk on Chinese politics. Watch Li's talk and read Huang's response to make up your own mind on the issue.