Author Archives: Bob Behull

Eulogy for a Local Hero

Something odd happened the day after Run Run Shaw died. The local media sang in chorus praises to the grand old man of Hong Kong cinema. As the tributes poured in, it would appear that Shaw, who died at the … Continue reading

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A Touch of Zen in Sports

Energy is eternal delight—William Blake Be water, my friend—Bruce Lee Some weeks ago, randomly surfing the TV channels with nothing in mind other than an itch for some diversion to watch while chomping down a hastily-cooked beef stew, I came … Continue reading

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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

To read this article in Chinese, click 中文版面 at the top of home page Someone reminded me I once said greed is good. Now it seems it’s legal—Gordon Gekko It has all the ingredients of a good movie. If I may … Continue reading

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Economics in Crisis

I found a flaw in the model that I perceived is the critical functioning structure that defines how the world works —Alan Greenspan Financial markets around the world may seem to have stabilized 18 months after the big crash, but … Continue reading

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Industrial Policy: How The Economist Misleads its Readers—And the Way Forward

Neoliberals are vigilant, always on the look-out for any wayward move. In an August issue of the news magazine, The Economist briefly surveys what is happening around the world, uncovering what it sees as an alarming trend toward industrial policy … Continue reading

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Is economics relevant?

Let me say a few things about economics. Most people yawn when economics is discussed. It seems academic—too macro, sometimes abstract, and far removed from what’s happening on the ground. The way it is packaged and presented may appear to … Continue reading

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