Join host John Green to learn about the reach of government, growing economies, and potentially the end of the world as we know it. For the last hundred years or so, a seemingly important ingredient for running an economically successful country has been a Western-style democratic government. All evidence has pointed to the idea that capitalist representative democracies make for the best economic outcomes. It turns out that such a government isn't the only way to succeed. Over the past forty or so years, authoritarian capitalism as it is practiced in places like China and Singapore has been working really, really well. John will look at these systems and talk about why they work, and he'll even make a few predictions about the future.