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Daily Archives: 2011-04-14

S’pore needs to break away from risk-averse culture

Yee Jenn Jong / SMU don, assistant professor Chung Wai Keung, is spot-on in his interview with the Straits Times on 6 April. (“Our risk-averse culture hinders social mobility”, Straits Times 6 Apr 2011). In it, Prof Chung pointed out that Singapore’s risk averse culture weighs down its social mobility because it discourages entrepreneurship, a crucial means by which the low-income can …

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Question Time, but with no answers

Howard Lee / After a round of drinks, a friend commented that this coming general election would be decisively different. I began to nod my head in agreement, but caught myself deciding that maybe a pint each was a little too much, whereupon I posed her the question with no end – why? “Because the quality of opposition candidates has …

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