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Keeping Singapore’s economy dynamic despite nation’s demographic challenges

Some have advocated for zero net immigration and no increase in share of foreign workers in the workforce, while others argue that it is necessary to expand the labour force here to sustain economic growth. Yet, Singapore can achieve only … Continue reading

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Crack down on inconsiderate smoking neighbours: my response to a Forum letter

I was quite struck by this letter to the Straits Times Forum on July 18, 2017. The writer, like me, has suffered from the effects of secondhand smoke drifting into her HDB flat (public housing flat in Singapore, for the … Continue reading

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China in an online world of its own

Nayan Chanda For The Straits Times Is China, the poster child for globalisation, about to shift into reverse gear on international engagement? A series of recent measures by Beijing to ostensibly protect its cyber sovereignty have raised serious questions about … Continue reading

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Renewable energy can be beautiful

This is a renewable energy generator design by Hideaki Nishimura of Japan. A gorgeous intermarriage of science and art, it produces renewable energy from several sources including the sun, the movement of the waves, and human activities; while touching the … Continue reading

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There is no such thing as charity

An intellectually challenging blog post from Troy Fawkes that can help build your philosophical reasoning ability. How would you challenge his reasoning? …… Every relationship you have or have ever had in your life is an exchange of value. This … Continue reading

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Technological change? No, Tech Revolution is upon us

…just as the Industrial Revolution transformed the productive potential of societies in the 19th and 20th centuries, a new wave of technological breakthroughs is reshaping economic and even social dynamics today. The difference is that the impact of this revolution … Continue reading

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More Singaporeans feel they are owed a living: Victor Mills

Singapore may have much of the best ‘hard infrastructure’ in the world – highways, fibre broadband networks, airport – but our ‘soft infrastructure’ – social attitudes, national identity and values – are where most of our problems lie. To me, … Continue reading

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