Five or more reasons why Hong Kong is NOT the capitalist utopia you might imagine it to be (VI): Privatize the Police!

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Share This:   Continuing with our past posts concerning the Hong Kong’s undeserved position in The Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom, it is time to talk about the elephant in the room: Police, also called “Rascals” (guwatzai 古惑仔) by … Read More

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

Five Republicans Discuss “Chinese Nature”

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Share This:   [You can read the original Chinese here]   Chinese’s Double heart There is a country in the Far East whose citizens have a mouth as sharp as a dagger, but a heart as fragile as glass. Whether … Read More

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

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Share This:   Most Western foreigners arrive to Hong Kong with a job. But finding a job in the ex-British colony is no the easy task you might think it to be. Not, at least, if you are looking for … Read More

Five reasons why Hong Kong is NOT the capitalist utopia you might imagine it to be (IV): Rule of Law

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Share This:   According to a report from Freedom House in 2015, and despite “dramatic public resistance”, rule of law and political freedoms have been under attack in Hong Kong. Although most people are concerned with the upcoming electoral process, … 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

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