The rise of the Asian welfare state

For decades, the West has been associated with the high-benefit, high-taxation welfare state while Asian countries have traditionally eschewed welfarism and promoted a rugged reliance on self and family. But now Asian governments are caving in to popular demand and building the foundations of a welfare state. Will it free Asia from poverty – or sink it in debt like the nations of the West?

Read the article here:

An outstanding commentary by the world’s best current affairs magazine – The Economist. This magazine is invaluable for GP. Unlike Time magazine or Newsweek, it doesn’t try to entertain you with colourful narrative which JC students don’t have time for. Rather, it focuses much more on penetrating analysis and writes in a, well, economical yet charming British style.

Invest 15-20 minutes a day to read the Straits Times and another 30 minutes a week to read The Economist, and your knowledge of the world will be greatly nourished. Don’t just learn about the world, though – seek to understand it. Ponder what you read.

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About gptuitionsg

A dedicated English and GP tutor with First Class Honours from the National University of Singapore, Steven Ooi retired from the profession after a 14-year career during which he was one of the most sought-after private tutors in Singapore. He is the recipient of the Minerva Prize from NUS, which is awarded to the top English Language honours student of each cohort. This website, which has consistently ranked among the top 10 on Google and has received over 530,000 hits, has now been converted into a GP resource site cum listing of recommended tutors. If you are a GP or English tutor who wishes to be listed here, please email Steven Ooi at stevenooi18 @ (remove the spaces). Interested parties will be assessed and interviewed by him, and qualifications will be checked. These procedures are necessary to uphold quality standards. DISCLAIMER: While every reasonable effort has been made to assess the competence and verify the qualifications of recommended tutors here, no guarantees are made and you engage them at your own risk. By using this website, you agree that you will not hold the webmaster Steven Ooi responsible for any consequences — direct or otherwise — that occur in relation with your use of this website.
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