Politics & Society
Here is the collection of articles related to Politics, International Relation, and Local Society
Politics & Society. 6 November, 2011, 23:16 Richard Wilkinson On How Inequality Screws Societies Up
“Income means something very important within our societies, and nothing between them,” said Richard Wilkinson.
Politics & Society. 17 October, 2011, 2:38 Politicians Are Encouraged To Be Idiots By The Public
It looks silly for politicians to prevent problems that no one else foresee in advance. As a result, they would rather be behind the curve and fix them later.
Politics & Society. 12 October, 2011, 14:27 Hong Kong Policy Address 2011-12: Resumption Of HOS
The government finally decides to resume the Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) in an “enhanced” form. Nothing too dramatic, however, has been announced.
Politics & Society. 9 October, 2011, 22:14 Hong Kong Policy Address 2011-12: What To Expect For Housing Policy
The government may do something to curb prices, but it will not be consequential. Property prices are still set to fall regardless.
Politics & Society. 15 July, 2011, 22:16 Republicans Should Stop Playing With Fire On Debt Ceiling
The US government has the ability to honour its obligations. What the politicking shows is the Republicans’ lack of willingess to honour all obligations.
Politics & Society. 19 March, 2011, 22:54 Libya Update: Military Intervention Will Start
UK, French and Canadian troops strike Libya as Gaddafi’s regime continued to attack rebels despite earlier claim of a ceasefire.
Politics & Society. 8 March, 2011, 13:48 Libya Updates: Becoming More Like A Civil War
While Libya is getting closer to a civil, other countries in the region want to prevent any uprising and ramp up oil production.
Politics & Society. 2 March, 2011, 13:59 Hong Kong: Changes To The Budget 2011-12
The government yields to public demand and distribute money. By doing so, the government is committing a political suicide.
Politics & Society. 25 February, 2011, 2:51 Hong Kong Budget 2011-12: Where Should The Surplus Really Be Going To?
It is right to be counter-cyclical. The problem is that the government have no idea how to spend the money on something they should be spending on.
Politics & Society. 23 February, 2011, 15:20 Hong Kong Budget 2011-12: Highlights and Analysis of Housing Policy
Inflation-fighting is the major task although HK government has no tools for it. Government has no credibility in managing home prices, but you should not be complacent about that.
Politics & Society. 22 February, 2011, 20:07 Libya Short Update: Nasty Crush Down
Protests in North Africa are spreading like virus, and Gaddafi is clinging to power with military crush down.
Politics & Society. 12 February, 2011, 0:23 Egypt Update: Hosni Mubarak finally steps down
Hosni Mubarak has finally stepped down after his speech yesterday failed to satisfy protestors’ demand.
Politics & Society. 11 February, 2011, 0:44 Quick Egypt Update: Hosni Mubarak is reported to be stepping down
Hosni Mubarak is reported to be stepping down within today. He will be addressing the country within hours via State TV.
Politics & Society. 6 February, 2011, 23:05 Inequality, leverage and crisis – What we in Hong Kong should learn
It is not a particularly intuitive result, but financial crises seemed to be preceeded by period of increasing inequality. If that applies to Hong Kong, we should be worried.
Politics & Society. 3 February, 2011, 2:55 Short Egypt Update: Fighting on the Street
The otherwise peacful protests in Egypt has turned bloody as some pro-Mubarak protestors showed up and fight with the anti-Mubarak protestors.
Politics & Society. 30 January, 2011, 22:52 Egypt and Tunisia tell us what China fears most
The underlying causes of many major upheavals were often as much about politics as economics.
Politics & Society. 19 January, 2011, 18:40 Problems that Hu and Obama cannot solve in 2 days
This is just a quick sample of issues the United States and China both want to solve, but will not be solved when the leaders meet.
Politics & Society. 4 January, 2011, 16:50 Inequality and Monetary Policy
If you (like many Marxists) think Li Ka-shing is evil because he is rich, you just did not get it. It’s the monetary policy, stupid.
Politics & Society. 20 December, 2010, 10:17 Prelude to Second Korean War?
South Korea insists on the drill while the North Korea threatened retaliation. No one knows what’s going to happen, but it is a good idea to be psychologically prepared.
Politics & Society. 30 November, 2010, 0:31 Wikileaks shows what a government should be about
Wikileaks is creating a diplomatic crisis for the United States. Perhaps Sir Humphrey is still right about the government then.