Asked in a new book about his community role, Mr Harvey said giving to people who “are not putting anything back into the community” is like “helping a whole heap of no-hopers to survive for no good reason”
“He said it was arguable that giving charity to the homeless was “just wasted”. “It might be a callous way of putting it but what are they doing?” he said. “They are just a drag on the whole community.”
This statement could only come from someone someone who has never known what it is to struggle. And someone who is totally ignorant of the issues that result in homelessness. Nothing like the billionaire armchair perspective on society’s most vulnerable. If someone’s intrinsic value is only based on what he or she can put in to the community, we can all be written off at one stage or another of our lives. Yes Harvey, it was callous. Not to mention Darwinian. And your stores won’t be getting another cent from me.