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  1. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    How jailing old ladies on suspicion aids Hong Kong's anti-crime image

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com You don't have to be guilty of money laundering. If someone can prove they think you're guilty, your jailing boosts the city's anti-crime image How jailing old ladies on suspicion aids Hong Kong He [the Director of Public Prosecutions, Kevin Zervos] said the onus was still on the prosecution to prove beyond a reasonable ...

  2. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Rich are easy target but tax offensive won't help the poor

    Posted May 01st 2014, 01:18am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... and you will be struck by how poorly the working people live for the wealth of their country. Their president, aided by the likes of Mr Piketty, tell them ceaselessly that their problem ...

  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Subsidies for industrial jobs a waste of money

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 01:05am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... employment finally begin to push up wages for the lowest paid workers. Subsidising their wages is a band-aid solution. It just puts off the reckoning for low wage industries that must adjust ...

  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Cyberia's worrying lack of IT start-ups

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 02:03am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Rullingnet Corp- A distribution office for an American-based producer of children's learning aids under the Vinci brand name. The Vinci website emphasises that "Vinci is not about ...

  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Our peg works and should be kept but it mightn't be

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with band-aid central bank interventions and one by one those currencies broke and crashed. We took the pain of high interest rates demanded by peg discipline and the Hong Kong dollar sailed through ...

  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    This city's legal system courts disaster for the poor

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... already extend the benefits of justice to the poor through making legal aid available to them. Yes, that's one way of looking at it. The other way is that legal aid is a means by which the criminal justice system speeds up the convictions process. It's not possible to make a decent living from vigorously defending people on legal aid fees. Far easier just to fit into the process ...

  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Keeping Oxfam out of the NGO rabble

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 02:30am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of the NGO rabble "We continue to try and ensure that we influence policy on the causes of poverty, not just drip-feed aid to the symptoms." Oxfam administrator I shall identify this man ... is get-on-your-knees-and-dirty-your-hands work at the micro level. So, just what has become wrong, John, with what you now call drip-feeding aid to the symptoms? I would be happy to see a change  if it could "influence policy ...

  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Official meddling to blame for lofty home prices, too

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com Data shows low interest rates, not speculation, behind the surge in property values, aided by bureaucrats tampering with the market Official meddling to blame for lofty home prices too The government should impose more property-cooling measures unless flat prices drop at least 20 per cent, a leading government housing adviser says. ...

  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    A decade of growth but no sign of a fair share

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... thing, don't you know. To aid memory, this index comprises the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Once again the red line represents the Shanghai index, which does ...

  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Recession, high property prices not signs of market failure

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... admit any of their own. The only fix they know of, in any case, is a public relations band-aid, which does exactly nothing for deep-rooted systemic faults of which market gyrations are only ...




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