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Singapore’s obsession with economic growth

Singapore’s obsession with economic growth

Since Independence, our country has been obsessed with economic growth. That is understandable given that we were a developing economy and people and capital were not fully mobilized. However, we are now a developed economy and a first world country. We reached full employment long ago and even had to bring in foreigners to... 

Nobody in the world does it like that – Nobody in the world has problems like us

Nobody in the world does it like that – Nobody in the world has problems like us

One of my favourite movies is a Bollywood flick called 3 Idiots, which tells the story of three college friends. One them turns out to be a brilliant mind called Phunsukh Wangdu, who invents a host of gadgets in a remote part of India. Not only did this movie made me laugh throughout, it also gave me a sense of happiness to... 

PAP Suka Suka Break the Constitution When It Suits

PAP Suka Suka Break the Constitution When It Suits

On 16 June Leon Perera, a Workers Party NCMP, asked a question in Parliament. I reproduce a screenshot of his post below: Unfortunately there seems to be some befuddlement among both those who left comments on the post, Ravi Philemon’s daughter Jewel who is a journalist at the Independent Singapore and also in the mind of... 



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