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?
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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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