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Tyler Cowen

The NBA Called the Right Play in China

A business trying to expand can and should expect its executives not to criticize its new market.

Houston vs.  Shanghai, Sept. 30, 2019.

Houston vs.  Shanghai, Sept. 30, 2019.

Photographer: Bob Levey/Getty Images North America

In a rare show of bipartisan unity, Twitter has rallied behind the free-speech rights of Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey. On Friday Morey tweeted his support for the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, then had to delete his tweet and walk back his view.

True to form, I find myself in disagreement with the consensus: Morey committed a blunder, and deleting the tweet was the correct thing to do.