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Diversity and Occasional AnarchyOn Deep Economic and Social Contradictions in Hong Kong$
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Yue Chim Richard Wong

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9789888139446

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888139446.001.0001

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Why the Present Budget Policy Is Still the Most Sensible

Why the Present Budget Policy Is Still the Most Sensible

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(p.59) 5 Why the Present Budget Policy Is Still the Most Sensible
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Diversity and Occasional Anarchy
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Yue Chim Richard Wong

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888139446.003.0005

Sir John Cowperthwaite, Financial Secretary from 1961 to 1971, said that the aggregate of decisions of individual businessmen in a free economy is more likely to do good than the centralized decisions of a government. The chapter examines the ways in which the Hong Kong government becomes less limited, and analyzes the extent to which it might evolve into a deep contradiction. In additiion, the consequences in terms of economic vitality and economic growth brought by a limited government are also examined.

Keywords:   Limited government, Economic vitality, Economic growth, Deep contradiction, Hong Kong government, Hong Kong, China, Economy, Policies, Sir John Cowperthwaite

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