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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Animals need care, not bureaucracy

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Animals need care, not bureaucracy It should come as no surprise that those paid by taxpayers to capture and take care of stray or abandoned animals are not usually those who care most about their welfare. Still, it was a bit of a shock to witness the cavalier or even callous attitude of workers from the SPCA and the Agriculture, Fisheries ...

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    How Hong Kong's government subsidises those who need it least

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:45am by Alex Lo

    ... directly subsidised the segments of our population that needed the least welfare support, primarily through rates waivers and property tax reductions. This is obscene not only because ... against future structural deficits from out-of-control spending on education, welfare and healthcare. Here's a man who never deviates from singing the same tune. ...

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    Adult fetishes mark Hello Kitty's 40th birthday

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 04:22am by Alex Lo

    ... This is the essence of cuteness. Psychologists and biologists have shown that people instinctively become protective when they see cute babies and young animals. Because the young are defenceless, evolution ...

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    Court ruling on welfare should stand

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 05:21am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Court ruling on welfare should stand If you really need welfare support but can't get it as a new migrant because of the seven-year residency rule, you may ... Comprehensive Social Security Assistance. The Court of Final Appeal yesterday ruled the seven-year qualification for welfare unconstitutional. That is a wise and humane judgment. The court does ...

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    One-dimensional thinking afflicts Hong Kong's budget

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:06am by Alex Lo

    ... health care, welfare and education will imperil our future if we don't bring down their costs. His working group estimates- it sounds to me like scare tactics- we will have a structural deficit in 15 years even if we don't spend an extra cent on education, welfare and health care; eight to 10 years if we increase their spending by 1 to 2 per cent; and just seven years if we ...

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    Canadian consular officials can't shirk their duty to so-called dual citizens

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 03:18am by Alex Lo

    ... that "normal" citizens enjoy. If I return to live in Canada and am unemployed, I will receive little welfare benefit because of the low amounts of tax and pension contributions I have made previously. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Let's hear pan-democrats on poverty

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 03:52am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Welfare needs support of pan-democrats Here are some statistics presented by the economist Leo Goodstadt in a public lecture this week that I find absolutely ... of GDP. Most Hong Kong people would consider contemporary OECD spending excessive welfarism. But at 1960s or even 1970s levels, surely that can't be justified for an advanced economy like ...

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    It is time to attend to the poor and needy in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 03:36am by Alex Lo

    ... justifiably or not, decided that the defence of political rights takes precedence over social welfare and entitlement protection for the needy. In fact, we think heritage protection and environmental- ... The three post-handover administrations may have been progressively discredited and brought into disrepute, but the traditional government stance against what may be called creeping welfarism ...

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    It's too early to care about whether Antony Leung runs for chief executive

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 04:18am by Alex Lo

    ... and education to social welfare and university funding. A strong case can be made that the Tung-Leung team inflicted greater pain on the community than warranted. The pair would feel right at home ...

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    Li's sycophants have been out in force

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 05:27am by Alex Lo

    ... his anonymous pals helpfully told the media that Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying had been foolishly pursuing populist policies. Presumably they meant the government's enhanced welfare ...




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