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  1. Common sense taken for a ride by closed-door bus fare debate

    Posted Nov 11th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'Councillors are understood to have failed to agree on the new system for fear it might lead to increases now inflation has returned.' SCMP November 10 TIME FOR ANOTHER dose of that 'totally speculative and groundless ...

  2. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    The young and the restless star on public housing list

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 02:52am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... still live in their parents' homes and have legitimate aspirations to their own. However, this still leaves the debate as one of housing independence rather than of housing shortage. Only ... this moves the focus of the debate away from homelessness. It's now convenience. And as to that "high rent of present accommodation", the Housing Authority's latest annual report ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Let's not do away with Hong Kong's stock transaction stamp duties; they're worth the money

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 06:31am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... but I'm not sure about the diet prohibition. One of a newspaper's services to society is to provide a forum for argument of issues of the day and if this debate is between journalists, so ...

  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Journalists out of line with Aquino

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... because many Filipinos suspect Hong Kong people of racism towards them. Whether this is a valid suspicion I shall leave others to debate but it certainly doesn't help matters to have ...

  5. Development rows show why property rights need to be limited

    Posted Dec 13th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of a debate with him at the Philosophy Cafe. I am glad to agree with him on most occasions, however, and I certainly do on the subject of free markets. It is a cause I regularly champion. But he has ... enough. Would he be prepared to buy out all existing buildings on one side of Queen's Road East and tear them down to create two extra lanes of traffic? We can debate whether his ...

  6. Government argument backing GST takes liberties with the truth

    Posted Aug 25th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... wave banners saying 'Down with GST' and out comes Mr Spokesman again with the usual preamble - 'Whilst we welcome public debate ...', which is then followed by the usual ...

  7. Money no obstacle to our stock market

    Posted Oct 08th 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of it and there is certainly always a hazy area for debate here. But the correlation between the two clearly exists and in some countries it is a very close correlation. Look at the first chart, for example, on how ...

  8. Tycoon's concerns all a bit rich when his reality gap is widening

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... There is no point in debating the things on which we all agree. What we need to sort out is the things on which we disagree. If you would rather live in a community that never engages in arguments ...

  9. Towngas demonstrates competitive edge in playing the system

    Posted Jan 19th 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... it debatable. An investment to increase efficiency is one that is expected to lower unit costs of production. This is how we define efficiency in investment terms and if these investments reduce costs ...

  10. The truth will set Singapore media free... well, not necessarily

    Posted Nov 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Muslim sensibilities. All of Dutch society is now debating whether gag rules are sometimes needed. But, this apart, I do not see that Singapore's circumstances are particularly special ...



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