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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    A 15-hour work week sounds great, but we'd still want more

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Our failure to spend more time in leisure is a result of our desire for material wealth with an emphasis on output growth for its own sake A 15-hour work week sounds great, ... Graeber, who set out to solve a puzzle. In 1930, economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that by the early 21st century, advances in technology would require us to work for no more than 15 hours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1315443/15-hour-work-week-sounds-great-wed-still-want-more
  2. Business - Economy - MONITOR

    Immigration and reclamation won't raise living standards

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:34am by Tom Holland

    ... won't raise living standards John Tsang obviously doesn't read the South China Morning Post. That's a shame, because if he did, Hong Kong's financial secretary might just save ... while all of Singapore's immigration and reclamation might have inflated official egos, it has done little or nothing to boost ordinary people's living standards. There's little ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1429854/immigration-and-reclamation-wont-raise-living-standards
  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    A Singapore-style system just wouldn't work in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland The city state's managed currency float has worked for it in the past, but its performance since the financial crisis has not been spectacular A Singapore-style system just wouldn't work in Hong Kong I was a bit disappointed," writes a dissatisfied reader in response to Tuesday's Monitor column, which aimed to debunk the notion that Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1333195/singapore-style-system-just-wouldnt-work-hong-kong
  4. Business - Economy - MONITOR

    To continue growing, China will have to work a lot smarter

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 05:17am by Tom Holland

    ... to work a lot smarter As ever, there are two views about the outlook for the mainland's economy. As usual they could hardly be more different. Everyone acknowledges that its economic growth ... labour, or human capital. You can add physical capital. Or you can get smarter about how you work. Measuring the first two inputs is simple. Measuring the third driver of growth is very difficult. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1422434/continue-growing-china-will-have-work-lot-smarter
  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Fiscal report based on lunatic projection of capital spending

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 05:09am by Tom Holland

    ... projection of capital spending Yesterday the government's working group on long-term fiscal planning published its report. The committee's 290-page document contained much ... In a nutshell the working group argued that as Hong Kong's population ages, over the next three decades the number of over-65s living in the city will grow by 1.5 million. As a result, measured ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1439605/fiscal-report-based-lunatic-projection-capital-spending
  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    We don't need a Future Fund. The future is already upon us

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 01:34am by Tom Holland

    ... the government's advisers assume public spending on capital works will rise from 3.2 per cent of gross domestic product currently to 7.2 per cent by 2041. In dollar terms, that means they expect ... for supporting regular spending, they say, is the HK$394 billion held in the general revenue account. The HK$132 billion of additional reserves squirrelled away in accounts like the Capital Works Reserve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1440476/we-dont-need-future-fund-future-already-upon-us
  7. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    After nine years, it's time to leave the stage

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 12:25am by Tom Holland

    ... seven-volume A la recherche du temps perdu- it is time for me to move on and do something else. It's been a fascinating and eventful nine years to work as a business columnist. But glancing back, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1441327/after-nine-years-its-time-leave-stage
  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Tsang's vision of Hong Kong's future is severely out of focus

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:23am by Tom Holland

    ... "working group on long term fiscal planning". The solution to the looming problem, Tsang said, "is that government should preserve, stabilise and broaden the revenue base". If you ... Kong had a young and fast-growing working age population, the city had a crying need for more and better physical infrastructure- roads, tunnels, underground railways- to boost productivity. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1435878/tsangs-vision-hong-kongs-future-severely-out-focus
  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    It's not heresy to expect grand projects to pay for themselves

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 01:01am by Tom Holland

    ... with that first. The scheme wouldn't work, say critics, because current lease-holders would oppose like fury any attempt to collect a regular land income from them. And if the government got around ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1436598/its-not-heresy-expect-grand-projects-pay-themselves
  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Who's more damaging, Hong Kong officials or Occupy Central?

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 12:32am by Tom Holland

    ... to unify cross-harbour tunnel tolls. Sure, Occupy might disrupt flows for a few days. But when it comes to causing lengthy and near immobile tail-backs every working day of the year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1434352/whos-more-damaging-hong-kong-officials-or-occupy-central

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