Demystifying privatization: Private roads and sidewalks in Hong Kong

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Share This:   According to The Heritage Foundation, Hong Kong is and has been, for the last 25 years, an exponent of and exemplary model for economic freedom. Despite its urban development regulation, property rights infringement, state monopolies, the erosion … Read More

Chip Tsao: The collective madness of nationalism

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Share This:   [You can read the original text in Chinese here. Used with permission] Whereas the recent “Scandal of Sun Yang’s drug cheat” became the battlefield of Chinese nationalism, those who read English remained sober and reasonable on the … Read More

Five reasons why Hong Kong is NOT the capitalist utopia you might imagine it to be (III): State-owned (and protected) monopolies

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Share This:   There are quite a lot of monopolies in Hong Kong: electricity is provided by either China Light and Power Group (covering Kowloon, the New Territories, and the outlying islands) or HK Electric (which covers Hong Kong Island, … Read More

Five reasons why Hong Kong is NOT the capitalist utopia you might imagine it to be (II): Property rights

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Share This:   Property rights are the most basic of all human rights, the most basic economic institution for people to maintain their own existence. Little is it known that the HKSAR government can expropriate your house to build huge … Read More

Five reasons why Hong Kong is NOT the capitalist utopia you might imagine it to be (I): Housing

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Share This:   When libertarians talk about Hong Kong, we drool over the fact that it has been the freest economy for at least the past 20 years. Its capitalist policies, although increasingly stained with high doses of cronyism, speak … Read More

China, open borders, and kitten immigration

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Share This:   In a not-so-recent column Lew Rockwell, one of the most relevant libertarians of today, expressed a very surprising idea: that open borders are an assault on private property. Briefly explained, in a true libertarian society where land … Read More

There is only “Those long divided shall be united; those long united shall be divided”, but never “since antiquity”

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Share This: . [This post was originally published by blogger Read before u speak 東講西讀 in his/her FB page here. All credit goes to Read before u speak 東講西讀, both for the text and the original image]. Migration and changes in borders … Read More

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