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Temper dogma with common sense

Temper dogma with common sense

I checked the meaning of dogma. It is a set of principles laid out by authority and treated as absolutely true. Some people are dogmatic about political systems. The hold strong beliefs about capitalism, free market, communism or socialism. Some people are dogmatic about their religion. Dogmatic people tend to have a close mind.... 

What is with this frivolous debate over ‘folksy wisdom’?

What is with this frivolous debate over ‘folksy wisdom’?

Jamus Lim is already being kind when he calls Singapore’s so-called labor union leaders “folksy”. I would not call them that. They are useless, inept, tail-wagging puppies who are there only to serve their master’s needs to keep wages down so that the PAP can keep creaming off the profits, by pressing... 

Singapore firing on all cylinders to attract MNCs

Singapore firing on all cylinders to attract MNCs

Is that a good strategy for a developed country with healthy reserves? In poor, developing countries, it makes sense to attract foreign MNCs. They mobilize resources like labour and land which would otherwise be idle, as well as provide capital. But in a fully developed economy like Singapore, resources are not only fully employed,... 



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