Daily Archives: February 18, 2011

Budget 2011: Analysis snippets
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by Leong Sze Hian I refer to the Budget Statement 2011 by the Finance Minister . Wages grew 0.5% “C.6. Consider what happened to low-income Singaporean workers, at the 20th percentile of incomes. Their wages grew by about 23% in the last decade, or by Read More

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How about ‘Richer, Kinder, Slower’?
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by Stephanie Chok I have come to my tether, and therefore I must blog (or self-combust). In a nutshell: Cause of aggravation #1: A friend told me last night of a conversation between an undergraduate at a local university here and her colleague. Read More

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Stagnant Wages, Immigration Fuel Singapore Squeeze
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The following is an excerpt of an article published by the Associated Press on February 17, 2011. SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporean Ramzi Mohamed is tired of sleeping in the living room of the two-bedroom apartment he shares with his mother and older brother. His problem Read More

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MDA: Abnormalizing the normal?
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by Joshua Chiang “Homosexuality will eventually be accepted. It’s already accepted in China. It’s a matter of time before it’s accepted here.” – Lee Kuan Yew, Hard Truths To Keep Singapore Going The funny thing about our Government sometimes is how the more Read More

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Improving Singaporeans’ Standard of Living
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The following is the third in a three-part summary extract from the soon-to-be-published ““Creating Jobs and Enterprise in a new Singapore economy – Ideas for Change” by Tan Jee Say, former secretary to the late Dr Albert Winsemius, the economic adviser to the Singapore Government. Read More

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