星期五, 11月 19, 2004

The penalty point scheme introduced by the Housing Authority of Hong Kong

The penalty point scheme introduced by the Housing Authority of the HKSAR to promote estate cleanliness will get tougher next year with its tenants for many disdeeds.

Those living in public housing estates who allow stagnant water to accumulate or who let their laundry drip will be penalized with five points.
If its tenants caught using a public flat as an illegal food factory, they will be fined seven penalty points.

When a household has accumulated more than 16 penalty points, they'll be evicted.

According to the first law of demand, what would you expect after the introduction of such new penalty scheme? (Students, give your response and get bonus marks!)

2 Comments:

Blogger William, Wong Tak Choi said...

The logic (the first law of demand) can also be applied to the recent hot issue in HKSAR, and the result can be predicted ahead. I.e. The undesired behaviour will be discouraged.

The Transport Advisory Committee of the HKSAR has endorsed the government's plan to impose tougher penalties on drivers who jump red-lights.
The number of demerit points for such offence will be increased from three to eight. The drivers can get back some of their deducted points should they take a driving skill improving course afterwards.

2:57 下午  
Blogger winterchiuckp said...

according to the first law of demand, after introduction of such the new penalty scheme, the quantity of cleanliness problems will decrease, because the price increase as the new penalty scheme introducted.

9:03 上午  

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