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Friday, 24 October 2008

禮義廉 :: shame on us

A report from the UN says that the economic divide in Hong Kong is the worst among all Asian cities and is comparable to that in an average Latin American city.

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當新聞媒體都被金融海嘯佔據,天天報導乜乜指數狂瀉幾多點,哪家大企業又虧損了幾多百億,誰人身家又蒸發了幾多億 ...

當高檔食肆慨嘆生意大不如前,從五六個客人消費幾萬,到現在每人消費千元以下 ...

當尊貴特首為那既不算敬老也不能養老的區區每月一千元,堅持要審查老人家那所剩無幾的資產 ...

煩請看看今早這段《明報》即時新聞。

恭喜香港囉,原來我們已經成為亞洲之冠,成績大大超越北京,而且直逼拉丁美洲水平 —— 如果直逼的是足球水準、人民的音樂文化素養、或者神學上的創意膽色(theological creativity and boldness),那倒不錯。可惜不是。

借用近日聽來的一句話:成何體統!

節錄:

香港貧富懸殊全亞洲最嚴重  

明報 10月24日 星期五 08:20

聯合國人類住區規劃署發表年度報告,指香港是全亞洲貧富懸殊最嚴重的城市,其堅尼系數高於0.4警戒線。...

... 在發展中地區,亞洲城市的平等程度最高,其平均基尼系數為0.39。亞洲最不平等的城市是香港,其基尼系數高達0.53。從全球來看,非洲和拉丁美洲仍然是城市不平等程度最嚴重的地區。拉美城鎮地區的平均基尼系數是0.5,南非和納米比亞的城市基尼系數分別高達0.73和0.62。...

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Credit: 本篇中文標題,取材自謝晉導演《舞臺姐妹》(1965) 其中一個過場鏡頭。

4 comments:

christine said...

其實哪個城市不是這樣呢? 都汲汲營營,貧富越來越懸殊,大家繼續生活,在各自的空間裏。。。沒有交集。

Anonymous said...

Don't forget poorest in global credit crisis plead churches, aid groups
- from www.eni.ch

by Peter Kenny
Geneva (ENI). Leaders of churches and related organizations warned on World Food Day that the global financial crisis may have even more drastic consequences for the world's poorest people than for its major economic centres.

"The global credit crisis will have dramatic consequences for the poorest, because those who fund them are hit by the breakdown," said John Nduna, director of Geneva-based ACT International, a faith-based global humanitarian alliance that is present in more than 75 countries.

connect2truth said...

It seems that an emphasis on liberal economics (free market, non-intervention) increases disparity in the long run. The "invisible hand" favors the wealthy and those capable of capitalizing on future contract risks. High finances and free markets may be the cause. Ironically, these are also the highly treasured "values" of HK people. So the disparity will continue to grow unless...
From: the researching researcher...

Anonymous said...

提及標題,有一副對聯是這樣的
仁愛忠信禮義廉
一二三四五六七

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