Hong Kong Chief Executive hopeful John Tsang produces his platform. It is a classic exercise in meeting the Chinese government’s conditions on tightening national (ie Communist Party) security and averting democracy, while offering some out-of-the-box fresh policy ideas. The former are compulsory if he has any serious desire for the job, though they could cost him pan-dems’ support and thus a nomination. The latter includes a negative income tax – 1960s-vintage Friedman.
As with all candidates, everything is back-to-front – he promises to create harmony before solving the issues that destroy it.
He will enable enablement, or something, but not when it comes to a cure for flu, which is all I care about right now.
Get well soon, Hemmers old boy.
Linus Pauling (like Milton Friedman a Nobel laureate, although unlike Friedman he was a real one, in chemistry), recommended loads of Vitamin C. A few oranges couldn’t hurt.
Eat grapefruits. Oranges contain too much sugar. If you die we’ll be stuck with Dr. Adams, so don’t. Do you have a will, by the way ?
May you enjoy a speedy recovery, Hemmers.
Yer’ll be wanting a nice fat mug of hot toddy, good’n’strong, and a night under 10 thick blankets to poison and sweat the wee blighter into submission. Then a stiff five-mile run to chase him completely awae.
Can anyone lay their digital hands on the original Regina Ip draft Article 23 proposal or the current Macau equivalent?
Don’t we already have a negative income tax in the form means tested and heavily subsided public housing?