Daily Archives: 2012-09-05

The Origin of Nepotism

By Dr Yuen Chung Kwong -     The above painting by Raphael shows Pope Leo X (from Florence's Medici family) with his cardinal nephews. The word "nepotism" comes from the Latin word "nepos" for nephew. In the middle ages, "nephews" were often the bastard sons of bishops and popes who were officially required to be celibate so could not …

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It is Not Just Bus Drivers Who Are Exploited

By Edmund Lim - Whoever saves one life, saves the entire world: SMRT Driver brings up many abuses by our tyrannical bosses in Singapore. It is not just the bus drivers who are being abused. White collar workers in general have also suffered under the cruel torture of Singapore bosses. Singapore bosses have been ranked the most stingy. It is …

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Nepotism is a sensitive word in Singapore

By Dr Yuen Chung Kwong The above painting by Raphael shows Pope Leo X (from Florence's Medici family) with his cardinal nephews The word "nepotism" comes from the Latin word "nepos" for nephew. In the middle ages, "nephews" were often the bastard sons of bishops and popes who were officially required to be celibate so could not publicly acknowledge their own children. These …

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