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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Gun debate a window into the US soul

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... prices. It's counterintuitive and difficult for outsiders to understand, but Barack Obama's two-term presidency - with his leaning towards tougher gun control - has helped create a gun investment bubble. The Newtown killing, unlike previous campus shootings, involved very young children and turned public sentiment. As gun control looked more likely, people rushed to buy guns before ...

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    After latest gun massacre in US, who will stop this beast on the loose?

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by Bonny Schoonakker

    ... compel a nation to make it as difficult as possible for anyone or anything to get its hands on semi-automatic rifles and handguns. Not because this would be "gun control", but just good ... oppose "gun control", of the danger of becoming that which enthralls it most. Alex Lo is on leave ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong pan-democrats seek to politicise city's schools

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:20am by Alex Lo

    ... into political battlefields? Clearly the young activists from Scholarism are out of their parents' control and may even have their support. But is it right for them to encourage other young children ...

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    Canny developers exploiting loophole at the expense of minority owners

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:29am by Alex Lo

    ... tactics. For example, the sale of Apex Horizon hotel suites by Pearl Wisdom, a subsidiary of Cheung Kong controlled by tycoon Li Ka-shing, had to be cancelled over regulators' objection. Its ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's massive surpluses could fund pension scheme

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:41am by Alex Lo

    ... whether we could afford a universal pension without knowing what to do with our massive surpluses controlled by intransigent mandarins. ...

  6. Comment - Debates - MY TAKE

    Chasing the jihad bogey in China's Xinjiang

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:29am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... it rather than continue with a policy that deepens alienation at home and baits powerful enemies abroad beyond Beijing's control. Chasing the bogey of jihad might really drive Xinjiang ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Ordinary Hong Kong people will be paying for minimum wage increase

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:59am by Hari Kumar

    ... be blind, deaf and dumb not to understand that what is squeezing Hong Kong business is the rents that keep going up without control. It's not unheard of here for greedy landlords to jack up ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Marauding macaques: a monkey business we could do without

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 02:46am by Hari Kumar

    ... now think anyone they see with food is fair game. As a part of the plans to control the menace, authorities planted 200,000 fruit-bearing trees. Surely that should have worked, given ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Balance and blame over asymmetric war in Gaza

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:26am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... is disproportionate response. It doesn’t do balance, and neither should we when talking about the war. As the occupying force, its control over Gaza--- by land, sea, and air--- is overwhelming. So is its ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Despite huge profits, Gilead Sciences defends price of its hepatitis drug

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 05:01am by Hari Kumar

    ... business is profit. And avoiding government controls and letting the invisible hand of the market guide price is a theory that has worked well so far. But when does one decide what is justified ...




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