What American Moguls Can Learn From Hong Kong Hero Jimmy Lai


How many millionaires and billionaires are willing to risk their lives and fortunes to fight for freedom and democracy? In Hong Kong, there is at least one. His name is Jimmy Lai. Lai's life story and willingness to defend a free and open society that he has greatly benefited from should teach American millionaires and billionaires a valuable lesson.

Lai was asked why he is willing to risk his life and fortune for Hong Kong's democracy, and why he and fellow Hongkongers can't just enjoy the prosperity the city offers, and forget about politics. Lai answered: "We are human beings. We have souls...If we don't fight, we lose our freedom. When you lose freedom, you lose everything."

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