flu? Bird Schmoo!! Worried about the
H5N1 bird flu virus causing a pandemic? The scientific evidence
suggests the media scare that the H5N1 virus will cause a pandemic
is mostly hype.
to Visions of Liberty
Where but in science fiction, the literature of the imagination,
can we skim across the surface of black holes, dive into the sun,
and journey to the beginning, the end, and the edge of the universe...And
visit a society without government that works?...
to Give Me Liberty
When Patrick Henry spoke his immortal words, “Give me liberty
or give me death,” on the eve of the American revolution,
the last thing he expected was for the British to give
him liberty. Indeed, in the history of mankind, you could count
the number of benevolent rulers who have given people their liberty
on the fingers of one hand—and still have plenty of fingers
Begins at Home
Why aren’t people free? And more importantly, why aren’t
people the world over demanding to be free? We can find the answer,
I believe, in psychology; not in economics or philosophy...
What caused Allende’s downfall? The major factor, I argued
in this 1973 article, was the revolt of the middle class.
Liberation of the Chinese Woman — and the Chinese Entrepreneur
How the free market freed women and entrepreneurs in Hong Kong.
the Hong Kong dollar? Wait a minute...I want to sell it short first!
When the Thai baht collapsed
in July 1997 the voices calling for the Hong Kong dollar’s
“peg” to the US dollar to be abandoned became deafening.
The Hong Kong dollar was “pegged” to the US dollar in
October 1983 — after Hong
Kong’s Money Panic almost destroyed the value of Hong Kong’s
currency. It’s amazing how fast people forget. I wrote this
article to remind them.
Kong’s Money Panic
On Friday September 23rd, 1983, the Hong Kong dollar collapsed.
24 hours later, most banks and currency dealers had run out of US
dollars, there were enormous lines at gold dealers’ windows
as the people of Hong Kong rushed to convert their Hong Kong money
into real assets. By Sunday afternoon all stores had been cleaned
out of rice, cooking oil, and other storable goods...
Recently, on a ferry crossing Hong Kong’s harbor, I struck
up a conversation with a black musician from Seattle. He told me
how much he preferred living in Hong Kong to the States.What impressed
him most about Hong Kong was that “everybody has a job!”
Each time he repeated this comment his eyes would almost caress
the Hong Kong skyline; and he spoke as if a place where everyone
has a job was so alien to his experience, that he thought of Hong
Kong as a fantasy land, a place that simply could not exist on earth...
“Goddess of Democracy” and the
Future of Hong Kong
In the run-up to the handover of Hong Kong to China in 1997, I was
often been asked my views on Hong Kong’s future. This article,
written in 1991, was my response.
Case of the “Reluctant” Virgin
At the age of 5, Soraya (not her real name) was circumcised, a common
practice for Muslim girls in the country of her birth...
the “Monster” Within
This is the transcript of a session with a client had what he called
a “monster in the basement, the dark side of my sexuality.”
This was a part of him that obviously scared him. This is a unedited
transcript of the tape-recording we made of the session where he
met “The Monster Within.”
on the session documented in Transforming
the “Monster” Within.
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