Our Liberties are under threat

Next Magazine/Second Opinion/2017-09-07/Bill Stacey Our Liberties are under threat Sixteen young people are behind bars, a price they willingly pay for their love of Hong Kong. While it is debatable if the price is too high,  many of us who have made this city our home by choice can neverthelessContinue reading>

A giant bureaucracy in the making?

The Greater Bay Area mustn’t become a giant bureaucracy (Next Magazine, 2017/8/10, Second Opinion, Bill Stacey) Integrating the Pearl River Delta to form a Greater Bay Area conurbation is founded on the compelling logic that the largest urban area in the world, with high incomes, leading manufacturing and education facilities,Continue reading>

One policy error away from fiscal disaster

(Next Magazine, 2017/7/13, A002, Second Opinion, Bill Stacey) One policy error away from fiscal disaster In the west, country after country, government budgets have spiraled out of control, creating persistent deficits and leading to rapidly rising debt. The United States is not known internationally for its extensive welfare state, although thatContinue reading>

Hong Kong’s descent into complacency

(Next Magazine, 2017/04/29, A002, Second Opinion, Bill Stacey) Hong Kong’s descent into complacency Some translations of the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy say that complacency leads to idolatry and brings destruction on the land. We are becoming complacent. As the seasons turn, we move through the last of the spring festivalsContinue reading>