The Families That Own Asia
Your cover headline "The Families That Own Asia" was distasteful and condescending [Feb. 23]. But above all, it was misleading. Asia does not belong to the wealthy patriarchs and scions who run successful businesses. There is more to Asia than an accumulation of wealth and power. During the 1997 financial crisis, Asians learned the hard way that large concentrations of wealth and power in the wrong hands lead to a disastrous unraveling of the social fabric, the consequences of which are still being felt in working populations across Asia. We need to strive for economic...

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