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  1. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Retire these amateurish efforts at pension reform

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 02:33pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... developments in Hong Kong, members [of the commission on poverty] agreed that it has to be taken forward prudently and that more time is needed to examine the report and discuss relevant issues ... tomorrow. Proper respect and care for the aged, however, is far less important than pouring concrete. The commission on poverty obviously recognised this indubitable truth and balked at the cost. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1582903/retire-these-amateurish-efforts-pension-reform
  2. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Funding must be front and centre in debate on third runway

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 02:18pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... poverty is a problem. Now let us assume that we put HK$200 billion into an old-age investment fund and target a return of 2 per cent a year, which is not high in ordinary times. This would yield ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1584400/funding-must-be-front-and-centre-debate-third-runway
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Don't change listing rules until lawyers have to change theirs

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:23am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... nothing beats boring companies that do boring things. They make you money. IT loses you money. Don't believe me? Welcome to poverty. And let's get it straight about Alibaba, too. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581986/dont-change-listing-rules-until-lawyers-have-change-theirs
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Employers, and not just the minimum wage, distort Hong Kong labour market

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:50am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp It's employers who are best at distorting labour market "[The minimum wage] is an ineffective solution for addressing poverty, and its main outcome is to distort the labour market decisions of employers and employees. Professor Richard Wong Yue-chim South China Morning Post, July 30 I'm a coward. I like easy targets. But let me pretend ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1570078/employers-and-not-just-minimum-wage-distort-hong-kong-labour
  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Housing Authority must raise public housing rents or run out of money

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 12:45am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... by 2017-18. SCMP City What an irony that a government corporation set up to help the poor should draw a poverty line at HK$28.2 billion. But while it still has about HK$68 billion in liquid assets ... of HK$1,200. These rents can go much higher. And the tenants will have little cause to plead poverty. As the second chart shows, wages have risen quite notably over the last seven years while public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1549258/housing-authority-must-raise-public-housing-rents-or-run-out-money
  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Keeping Oxfam out of the NGO rabble

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 02:30am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Traditional projects do more to help alleviate poverty and create a better society than all the seminars, symposiums and motions can accomplish Keeping Oxfam out of the NGO rabble "We continue to try and ensure that we influence policy on the causes of poverty, not just drip-feed aid to the symptoms." Oxfam administrator I shall identify this man ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1074173/keeping-oxfam-out-ngo-rabble
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Welfare for working poor depresses wages, benefits greedy employers

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp An allowance for those eschewing support would only benefit greedy employers Proposed welfare for working poor would depress wages [Oxfam director general Stephen] Fisher, who is on the government-appointed Commission on Poverty, said he would urge the authorities to introduce a low-income family allowance for the working poor who earned less than CSSA ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1084796/welfare-working-poor-depresses-wages-benefits-greedy
  8. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Leung Chun-ying successfully resists employers' migrant labour demands

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 02:37am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... to poverty-stricken start-up economies with high jobless rates. What the chief executive said here, however, was that we should focus on high-spending visitors in order to "achieve the greatest economic ... welcome news, so welcome, in fact, that I think Mr Leung hardly needed to devote quite so much of his speech to poverty alleviation. His objectives in relieving poverty are much better met ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1406413/leung-chun-ying-successfully-resists-employers-migrant-labour
  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Wasteful subsidies miss the point on real innovation

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 12:53am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... advised the city's government to invest more in innovation and technology to improve competitiveness and not to focus solely on poverty relief. SCMP, March 7 I have my doubts about the effectiveness of the poverty relief measures administered by our government but I am certainly much surprised to hear that it focuses solely on poverty relief. Where did Mr Li get the notion? I have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1445617/wasteful-subsidies-miss-point-real-innovation
  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Pension funding figures don't add up

    Posted May 29th 2014, 12:44am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... it. Hurrah, hurrah, no one need worry any longer about grinding poverty in old age. The government will provide. And now for the entry on the other side of that double entry, the side ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1520668/pension-funding-figures-dont-add

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