Daily Archives: 2011-02-15

Failing to understand basic economics

by Joseph Teo In the Straits Times, 12 February 2011, an article by Rachel Chang and Andrea Ong titled “Wrestling with the beast – again” was published.  The article deals with the rising costs of living and explored some possibilities for managing it.  However, the article showcased some of the government’s fundamental lack of understanding of how free markets operate. …

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How not to run a Facebook page

By Ravi Philemon On 18 September 2010, the Ang Mo Kio – Yio Chu Kang GRC’s Facebook page was launched by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at a roadshow organised by the People’s Association. It was a move to reach out to the young people who are the dominant users of Facebook. PM Lee – who is also adviser to …

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TOC speaks to RP’s newest member

The Reform Party (RP) announced on 10 February 2011 the addition of a new member, Mr Gilbert Goh. TOC catches up with Mr Goh to find out more about his decision to enter politics and his plans moving forward. by Deborah Choo When was the first time you voted? At the age of 34, I think, when I was staying …

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Race Issues in Singapore: The need for greater public discussion

By Lisa Li Crammed into Post-Museum’s exhibition space, the crowd kept shifting their chairs in to accomodate more and more people–eventually, about 70 people turned up at the forum ‘Politics and Ethnicity: Framing Racial Discrimination in Singapore’, held on 12 Febrary 2011. Dr James Gomez, the founding Executive-Director of Singaporeans for Democracy, started the forum discussion by presenting his paper …

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