Daily Archives: 2011-09-09

WHO'S AFRAID OF DECLINING POPULATION?

Anthony Browne The following is an excerpt of an article published in Population Press. Studies by the OECD show there is no correlation between population size and GDP per capita. If big populations create wealth, then the world’s most populous countries, China and India, would be the richest, not among the poorest. Many low-population countries, such as Norway and Switzerland, …

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Lee Kuan Yew's 'below the the belt' answer

~by: Ghui~ Education Minister Heng Swee Keat and 1,700 students and faculty members had gathered in NTU’s main auditorium to hear Mr Lee Kuan Yew give his take on the way forward for Singapore (see HERE). Singaporean Joan Sim, a PhD student at Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) School of Biological Sciences posed the following question to Mr Lee: “Given the …

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Fear-mongering before the next immigration surge

The following is an excerpt of an article published in Fâneurose But what I do find interesting is how the the Straits Times article reported on the demographic model’s output based on the “net” immigration rate of 0, 30,000 or 60,000 people per annum. The numbers sound nice and pretty and round, but they blithely ignore the messy realities of life …

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