Hong Kong is a tiny, barren peninsula with seven million people living on it. If it had any other economic system except "heartless" capitalism, it would be hell on Earth. If anyone there wants more government involvement, all they have to do is move a few miles North.
As it is, Hong Kong is doing quite well. Plenty of opportunities there, for poor people, that you won't find in places like Europe (or even the US these days, with unemployment at 9%). Even in the middle of a global recession, pretty much everyone willing to work can find a job there.
As for that little girl, I think if I was there, filming her and using her to score political points, I would've helped her out instead of preaching about how the government should rob some billionaires to do it for me.
That honestly didn't look as bad as I thought it would. You got your pals there dude, boom you got your community spirit boom, you got your little bedding area. Obviously it's not ideal but considering there are people, real people, white people sleeping on the streets in cardboard boxes right outside your door I don't see how this is so shocking. Especially those cubicle homes, i've known people who lived in places that looked at least close to that. The little girl was possibly the cutest thing I've ever seen and the relationship between the mother and daughter was more heartwarming than tragic.
I can't be bothered with this! My xbox keeps disconnecting from xbox live for no reason and my volume button is malfuntioning on my tv remote! I have REAL problems! "Oh, wah, I live in a cage"....oh yeah, well I broke one of my beer glasses tonight. Suck it up.
I made it 2:47 in and stopped caring. They said they are all a bunch of welfare recipients and the one old dude has lived there since he was 40 (for 30 years). If you can't better your life in 30 years, fuck you.