Illegal cubicle homes on the rooftop of an industrial building in Kwun Tong. The source of Hong Kong’s misery is its economic system, the wrong-headed belief that the free market alone will solve every social problem. Photo: Dickson Lee
Graeme Maxton
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The View by Graeme Maxton

How Hong Kong can put an end to protest chaos – it’s about the economy, so fix the deep divide

  • Hong Kong is a free market on steroids that serves the rich. As discontent over an unjust system boils over, it’s time to introduce easy policy fixes

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Illegal cubicle homes on the rooftop of an industrial building in Kwun Tong. The source of Hong Kong’s misery is its economic system, the wrong-headed belief that the free market alone will solve every social problem. Photo: Dickson Lee
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Graeme Maxton

Graeme Maxton

Graeme Maxton is a full member and past secretary general of the Club of Rome, a global network of renowned independent thinkers dedicated to addressing the challenges facing humanity. His latest book, Change! Why We Need a Radical Turnaround, will be published in 2018. He is the co-author of Reinventing Prosperity: Managing Economic Growth to Reduce Unemployment, Inequality and Climate Change, and the sole author of The End of Progress: How Modern Economics Has Failed Us. Both books were international best-sellers. He was previously with The Economist Group in Hong Kong.