Job seekers throng a job fair in Hong Kong on October 29, amid the Covid-19 outbreak. Since the 2008 financial crisis, many people have entered the precariat class, and the pandemic is likely to escalate this depressing trend. Photo: Reuters Job seekers throng a job fair in Hong Kong on October 29, amid the Covid-19 outbreak. Since the 2008 financial crisis, many people have entered the precariat class, and the pandemic is likely to escalate this depressing trend. Photo: Reuters
Job seekers throng a job fair in Hong Kong on October 29, amid the Covid-19 outbreak. Since the 2008 financial crisis, many people have entered the precariat class, and the pandemic is likely to escalate this depressing trend. Photo: Reuters

Letters | Coronavirus pandemic has heightened the case for a universal basic income for Hong Kong

  • The global economy enriches the few while impoverishing the many. Such extreme inequalities are no longer tenable
  • The Hong Kong government should study the basic income pilot schemes elsewhere that have belied the usual misconceptions on effect and affordability

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Job seekers throng a job fair in Hong Kong on October 29, amid the Covid-19 outbreak. Since the 2008 financial crisis, many people have entered the precariat class, and the pandemic is likely to escalate this depressing trend. Photo: Reuters Job seekers throng a job fair in Hong Kong on October 29, amid the Covid-19 outbreak. Since the 2008 financial crisis, many people have entered the precariat class, and the pandemic is likely to escalate this depressing trend. Photo: Reuters
Job seekers throng a job fair in Hong Kong on October 29, amid the Covid-19 outbreak. Since the 2008 financial crisis, many people have entered the precariat class, and the pandemic is likely to escalate this depressing trend. Photo: Reuters
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