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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Treat porn as a public health issue

    Posted May 20th 2014, 04:48am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Treat porn as a public health issue There is porn sex and real sex. We are supposed to know the difference. But do we, really? If it's so easy to tell reality ... Dines pioneers the strategy of addressing porn as a public and mental health issue, rather than as free speech, which favours its purveyors. She was speaking ahead of the Coalition to End Sexual ...

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    'Lexusgate Leung' has had his chance at political office

    Posted May 10th 2014, 04:24am by Alex Lo

    ... reductions that contributed to deepening the deflation and prolonging the recession. The duo undermined the public social service sector- in health care, education and social welfare- with dire ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    One-dimensional thinking afflicts Hong Kong's budget

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:06am by Alex Lo

    ... Chun-wah's budget yesterday. However, expenditure items such as public health care and education are treated like they are liabilities. Perhaps as accounting items. But what if it's the other way round? Well, let's stop using meaningless words like world-class. But suppose our systems of public health care and education are of such a high quality and compare favourably ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Chinese dissenters dying in jail is a disgrace

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:09am by Alex Lo

    ... and arbitrary. Cao Shunli, a human rights activist, appeared healthy when she was arrested at an airport on her way to Geneva to attend a meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Her health ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    If you're middle class, the annual Policy Address ritual is not for you

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 12:43am by Alex Lo

    ... or tax-deductibles in health care or education. Nothing, zero! Well, if you have very young children, you get an extra HK$2,500 a year in pre-school or kindergarten vouchers. But if they are older, well, you ... puts on a poverty relief programme, you can be sure a truly effective scheme would cost a lot more. On a positive note, the first highlight- I am not making this up- in the address' health ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - MY TAKE

    Cash not any cleaner than the bitcoin

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:00am by Hari Kumar

    ... of cocaine, says another study. Wonder what a similar study about Hong Kong banknotes would turn up? So much for the clean bill of health for currencies! And we are not even talking about the expense ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    It's too early to care about whether Antony Leung runs for chief executive

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 04:18am by Alex Lo

    ... warnings. He responded by cutting civil servants' salaries, justified for the upper echelon but affecting mostly those in lower levels, and reducing social expenditure, from health care ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Sitting for too long is the new smoking

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... "I've come to see that sitting is the smoking of our generation." She goes deep into the health hazards. Here's a partial list: After just one hour of sitting, the production ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    No 'exorbitant privilege' for the tea party in US debt ceiling debate

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... their privilege? Yes, under practically every president from Nixon onwards. This has been a major source of anti-Americanism. Tea-party fanatics are willing to fight health care reform by undermining ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    War against Obamacare has deep roots

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... misguided or even racist they may be against US President Barack Obama and specially, against Obamacare, which offers near universal health insurance. "Any man more right than his neighbours ...




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