Reflecting on the February 1st, 2015 pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong. Live on RTHK Radio 3’s ‘Backchat’ programme.
Comment for New Internationalist Magazine
Milton Friedman has long believed Hong Kong to be the model success story of laissez-faire economics. In the eyes of the World Trade Organization, the ex-colony’s status as the world’s freest economy is an ideal for the rest of the world to aspire to. In reality, the ‘capital of capitalism’ is anything but non-interventionist and the city today should stand as a warning to libertarians and corporate defenders the world over.