Feudalism, not overpopulation or land shortage, is to blame for Hong Kong’s housing problems

Last week National Geographic magazine’s official Facebook account re-upped a year-old article of theirs on a photo series exploring Hong Kong’s infamous coffin homes. It was a harmless, well-written piece with one misleading line: “With a population of nearly 7.5 million and almost no developable land remaining, these people get by in illegally subdivided apartments […]