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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    How would Adam Smith and David Hume have voted in Scottish referendum?

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:37am by Alex Lo

    ... greatest thinkers, David Hume and Adam Smith. Both fervently supported the union. In the following passage from The Wealth of Nations, Smith explained how the union's open markets caused ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1595565/how-would-adam-smith-and-david-hume-have-voted-scottish
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    Hong Kong's massive surpluses could fund pension scheme

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

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Massive surpluses could fund pensions What kind of a study on universal pensions puts forward proposals which are all financially unsustainable? The headline news ... these funds would run dry in three decades from now. The study's leader, Nelson Chow Wing-sun of the University of Hong Kong, and his team have gone out of their way to estimate how quickly money ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1579561/hong-kongs-massive-surpluses-could-fund-pension-scheme
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    China's Alibaba is what Western capitalists dream of

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

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Alibaba is what capitalist's dream of At Manhattan's famed Waldorf Astoria Hotel this week, hundreds of wealthy and powerful investors and fund managers queued to listen to Jack Ma's pitch for the IPO of Alibaba, the mainland e-commerce giant. Many had to wait up to half an hour for the lifts and put up with elaborate security scans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1588950/chinas-alibaba-what-western-capitalists-dream
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    Hong Kong students protest too much over Occupy Central

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by Alex Lo

    ... legal advice if student protesters get into trouble. Well, let their parents or the Legal Aid Department pay for it. If you break the law, you pay the price. Publicly funded universities have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581329/hong-kong-students-protest-too-much-over-occupy-central
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    Ordinary Hong Kong people will be paying for minimum wage increase

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

    ... in the room, do we? Businessmen also complain that minimum wages are going up on the mainland. Well, that is how the trickle-down theory of capitalism works. When the profit and wealth of business ... Union. The inequality of wealth accumulation became a hot topic after French economist Thomas Piketty came out with his book Capital in the Twenty-First Century. He argues that the trickle-down ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1568729/ordinary-hong-kong-people-will-be-paying-minimum-wage
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    Hong Kong's women's rights body appears to have lost its way

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:08am by Hari Kumar

    ... or looks. The government is not turning a deaf ear to all their appeals, however. They were sympathetic to note the commission's lack of resources and raised their funding by 5 per cent last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1570835/hong-kongs-womens-rights-body-appears-have-lost-its-way
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    Time to spend money on an Ebola vaccine

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 04:42am by Hari Kumar

    ... be possible. But all of them were hampered by a lack of funds as drug manufacturers were not willing to open their pockets as there wasn't much profit in such ventures. Areas like obesity ... They are answerable to shareholders for whom the bottom line is paramount. So far, most research has been done by state-funded bodies and some universities. Finding the money to hold costly and time-consuming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1564493/time-spend-money-ebola-vaccine
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    China is far from securing its world role

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:04am by Alex Lo

    ... to China's sovereign rights and greatness. He has so far provided no solution to collective security in Asia. Throwing money and opening trade may help a bit, but it does not amount to a coherent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1556512/china-far-securing-its-world-role
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    Do we need a BRICS development bank?

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:45am by Alex Lo

    ... to create the Shanghai-based BRICS development bank. The aim is to create an alternative to the Western-dominated International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Along with the new bank, the five ... in lending across the African continent, and the Brazilian Development Bank. There are also the Latin American Reserve Fund and the Inter-American Development Bank. Closer to South Africa, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1555464/do-we-need-brics-development-bank
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    Hong Kong's Leung Chun-ying should forgo desire for a second chief executive term

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:33am by Alex Lo

    ... such as new town developments in the New Territories, funding for waste management facilities and the double property stamp duty. There is now a backlog of over 40 items before the Legislative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1550618/hong-kongs-leung-chun-ying-should-forgo-desire-second-chief

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