In no other time has the United States been so splintered. Non-democratic states in which political power is concentrated within a single political party whose operations are largely fused with the government hierarchy. The past 30 years have shown that capitalism does not need democracy to take root: In China, the introduction of capitalism has not lead to an expansion of democratic rights, and authoritarian governments in other countries — like Hungary — have also enthusiastically embraced capitalism. But Socialism means the abolition of private enterprise, of private ownership over the means of production, and the creation of a centrally planned economy in which an entrepreneur working for a profit is replaced by a government planning body. Research (Cheung and Rudowicz, 2003) shown that students stratified in low-band schools may be particularly vulnerable to the big-fish-little-pond effect, which erodes the self-esteem of students in ability-grouped classroom observed in Hong Kong and other places. Cheung (1997) pointed out academic performance in school may be associated with deviant behavior. Poor academic results may generate a low self-concept and a low perceived personal control, which may, in turn, be conducive to involvement in delinquency. In reality, students admitted to SSSs could be characterized as low motivated, possess negative or low self concept, academic underachiever, undesirable behavioral pattern, immature emotional control, lack of social skills and poor parent-child relationship. SSSs are well aware of these characteristics and many of its programs are designed to enhance students’ positive self concept and develop their self-esteem. By providing a few plants in your workplace, you’re doing your office environment and the people working in it, a big favour. Consider for a moment, every single one of those machines going flat-out, all day, in your workplace; printers, faxes, photocopiers, scanners, computers, etc, each of these contributes to the air being drier than normal. Nevertheless, a critical re-examination of the centralised economic system emerged soon after. There was growing awareness that a centrally planned economy had a number of flaws (see Uvalić, R. 1954). The system required a highly developed administrative machinery: in addition to the federal, republic, town and district planning commissions, each Ministry had its own planning department. Enterprises in the same industry were united within each republic under a central directorate at the federal level. The main objective of enterprises was to maximise production regardless of costs: State officials replaced the former owners and capitalists and their employees who had run the undertaking. It seemed to the workers as if no essential change had occurred… There was even conflict between undertakings and the higher state authorities as regards the fulfilment of the plans… In these circumstances assignments were often fulfilled at the expense of quality and variety” (Uvalić, R. 1954, p. 238).