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In a book named Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China, she claimed China is now trying to engineer the return of these leftover women to the kitchen and has joined an alliance of property companies and dating websites to confront the issue, according to an Economist book review.

A sarcastic hashtag, #Economistbookreviews, even appeared on Twitter as part of the backlash, as .

In the age of social media, you have more options than writing a letter to the editor (although I’d still recommend doing so, just to make sure that they get the message), and thanks to this fact, the #economistbookreviews hashtag was born. On Twitter, it accompanied imagined book reviews written with The Economist’s ruthlessly amoral sensibilities:


Economist Book Review: Slaves were treated well | Abagond

#economistbookreviews 1984 depicts a totalitarian state, but fails to show it's many benefits.

In this instance, the Economist book review is talking to other elitists about what narrative is allowed to be shared with the masses. Will “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism” become an accepted mainstream narrative of American capitalism or will it be thrown in the dustbin. The Economist wants it in the dustbin. Not because the Economist has a racist agenda (although it may), but rather because the book is not just a condemnation of slavery, which is fine, but because it attacks capitalism, and that just won’t do.