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Letters to the Editor, March 4, 2013

Retail rents are high at The Link's malls. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Michael Chugani in his column has painted a gloomy economic outlook for Hong Kong and his vivid description reminded me of the film Les Miserables and Mencius. When greed reigns, it suffocates sustained economic growth. The birth rate and demographic profile will be deformed and, therefore, in the long run the population pyramid is not healthy.

Monday, 4 March, 2013, 3:27am 1 comment

In the dark

You are missing the point if you think the outrage over steep electricity price hikes is simply a backlash against excessive greed by already profit-bloated CLP Power and Hongkong Electric. We've been seeing plenty of public outrage lately, but this uproar is not about specifics. It reflects disgust against overall corporate greed.

2 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Does desire make us suffer?

Anthea Wong, 18, Hong Kong International School

It is natural for people to set goals in life and to always be desiring things. But too much desire will lead to suffering.

28 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Patriot pains

WHEN AUSTRIAN WRITER Elfriede Jelinek won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2004, she responded - true to her dim view of humanity - with gloom. After hearing she'd been nominated, Jelinek told the Berliner Zeitung newspaper, she desperately hoped the Swedish Academy would prefer fellow Austrian novelist Peter Handke. 'I prayed that he wouldn't die or get sick,' she said.

14 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Greed, crime stem from money

Money has become very important in today's society. For some people, money provides the incentive for them to work hard. For others, money brings confidence, happiness or satisfaction.

But money can also bring greed. The more you have, the more you will want. You will never be satisfied and you will have no friends if you are a greedy and selfish person.

5 Dec 2000 - 12:00am


It was with great sadness that I read about the demise of Shek O.

One of Hong Kong's last remaining villages is about to disappear. Nobody knows exactly when, but rapacious developers, driven by greed will soon drive hundreds of villagers from their ancestral homes.

15 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

HK proves greed is good

I WISH the Tarquin Scargills of this world would leave their marshmallow, neo-Keynesian, nanny-state economics in the gutter of history where it belongs (letter, South China Morning Post, January 23).

How did the UK fare under the all too visible hand of state intervention? It is now the sick man of Europe.

27 Jan 1996 - 12:00am