Millions of Chinese individuals and businesses have been labelled as untrustworthy on an official blacklist banning them from any number of activities, including accessing financial markets or travelling by air or train, as the use of the government’s social credit system accelerates.
The annual blacklist is part of a broader effort to boost “trustworthiness” in Chinese society and is an extension of China’s social credit system, which is expected to give each of its 1.4 billion citizens a personal score.
The social credit system assigns both positive and negative scores for individual or corporate behaviour in an attempt to pressure citizens into behaving.
Human rights advocates, though, worry that the arbitrary system does not take into account individual circumstances and so often unfairly labels individuals and firms as untrustworthy….
You can see where this system will create intergenerational “whirlpools” where “problematic” behaviors result in lower scores resulting in poverty resulting in stress resulting in child abuse resulting in problematic behaviors etc. This is just an institutionalization and intensification of what’s wrong with every society. Children need a break from such dynamics. But you can see the totalitarian solution to this issue: forced abortions based on a eugenics-like regime of weeding out “deplorables.”