25 January 2006
Quote of the day

As for the paucity of economic statistics for the colony, Cowperthwaite explained that he resisted requests to provide any, lest they be used as ammunition by those who wanted more government intervention.

From the obituary of Sir John Cowperthwaite, father of Hong Kong’s economic boom

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  1. Good catch. A bit of free-market hero. I’d assumed he’d long gone.

    Posted by Mark Holland on 25 January 2006 at 03:39pm

  2. I have been living just down the road from this gentleman for the past three years. I’d been hoping that I might get a chance to meet him, but, its seems it’s too late now.

    Posted by Andy Wood on 25 January 2006 at 08:34pm

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