The myth of a free Hong Kong economy
Heritage researchers may be excused for losing the plot between dinners at the Mandarin Oriental and partying in Lan Kwai Fong, both favored drinking and dining spots near the central business district. Behind all those luxury malls and the best bottles of Margaux, real life Hong Kong has absolutely nothing to do with a free economy encouraging competition on a level playing field. It’s more like a rigged game.
Hong Kong is the textbook example of Milton Friedman’s free economy. The more money you have, the more power you have. Unfortunately no rich men in the town is batman / iron man.