Poverty among the elderly is a shameful legacy of decades of policies that paid little attention to the retirement needs of ordinary people. Photo: Bloomberg Poverty among the elderly is a shameful legacy of decades of policies that paid little attention to the retirement needs of ordinary people. Photo: Bloomberg
Poverty among the elderly is a shameful legacy of decades of policies that paid little attention to the retirement needs of ordinary people. Photo: Bloomberg

People's welfare must be the goal of economic growth, not sacrificed to serve the economy

Carine Lai says it's time we ditched the assumption in our fiscal finance that treats people's welfare as a burden standing in the way of growth

Poverty among the elderly is a shameful legacy of decades of policies that paid little attention to the retirement needs of ordinary people. Photo: Bloomberg Poverty among the elderly is a shameful legacy of decades of policies that paid little attention to the retirement needs of ordinary people. Photo: Bloomberg
Poverty among the elderly is a shameful legacy of decades of policies that paid little attention to the retirement needs of ordinary people. Photo: Bloomberg
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