Poverty in the Midst of Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity

Poverty in the Midst of Affluence: How Hong Kong Mismanaged Its Prosperity

by Leo F. Goodstadt

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789888208227
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2015
Edition description: revised edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Leo F. Goodstadt is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Hong Kong and was Head of the Hong Kong government’s Central Policy Unit from 1989 to 1997.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction: Pain, Panic and Poverty 1

Chapter 1 Crisis Economics: Private Profits, Public Pain 29

Chapter 2 The Business of Government: Less Politics, No Welfare 59

Chapter 3 Housing: Unending Crisis 91

Chapter 4 Social Reforms: Too Little, Too Late 115

Chapter 5 Social Reforms: The New Poverty 143

Chapter 6 The Undeserving Poor 173

Chapter 7 An Absence of Advocates: How the 'Welfare' Lobby Lost Its Voice 197

Conclusions: History Repeats Itself 221

Bibliography 941

Index 267

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