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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    EU fails to adapt to borderless world

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... widens it is overpaid bureaucrats flying back and forth, first class, to endless talk shops on solutions to poverty. To relieve poverty, give the poor opportunity. It is best done by removing ...

  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Little benefit from greenies' call for CLP subsidies

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of it, how is she better off? Yes, she may be too poor to be a CLP shareholder. She may live below the poverty line. This is good reason for government to take an interest in her living ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Northeast Asia's development success story conceals a threadbare reality

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... That's what you get from the Studwell model, fulsome praise for the bureaucrats and continued relative poverty for everyone else. Visit working class districts in Tokyo and you quickly find ...



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