Instead of worrying about how to give HK$30 to a family so they can afford a “catty of contaminated vegetables”, what politicians and the public should be discussing is how to eliminate Hong Kong’s supermarket duopoly, the reason basic daily needs are so overpriced in the first place. Photo: AFP

To really help the poor, Hong Kong needs to target the advantages enjoyed by the rich

Peg Yoc Hui Valdez says pro-poor schemes won’t narrow the wealth gap in society without efforts to also tackle the systematic exploitation of our free-wheeling free market that impoverishes people in the first place

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Instead of worrying about how to give HK$30 to a family so they can afford a “catty of contaminated vegetables”, what politicians and the public should be discussing is how to eliminate Hong Kong’s supermarket duopoly, the reason basic daily needs are so overpriced in the first place. Photo: AFP
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