Daily Archives: 2013-12-07

Over 1 million signed on petition – Are you concerned over TPP?

By Terry Xu Do you know what your government is signing your country into?  That is the question that some may have over the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement that currently involves twelve nations. The countries are the US, Japan, Australia, Peru, Malaysia, Vietnam, New Zealand, Chile, Singapore, Canada, Mexico, and Brunei Darussalam. Over one million have signed on a petition to …

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The Invisible Hand does not Produce Social Culture

(Charles Barsotti’s Comic of the “Invisible Hand” of the market) By Aloysius Chia In his recent speech at the Raffles Convention Centre for the 6th S. Rajaratnam Lecture, Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam gave a speech about the importance of the invisible hand in creating a vibrant social culture. Using the most basic principle of economics, ‘the Invisible Hand’, first coined by Adam …

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The alternative news in 1 day? (part 4)

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Ex-construction worker turned boss wins top entrepreneur award” (Straits Times, Dec 5). $13 a day pay to $18 after 31 years? Since he was earning $13 a day or about $400 a month about 31 years ago, and I understand that construction workers are now being paid as little as $18 …

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So many CPF problems?

By Leong Sze Hian Terry Xu, the Executive Editor of theonlinecitizen messaged me – if I have any comments on MP Dr Lily Neo’s following facebook posting: “Meet-the-people session tonight left me with ‘down’ feeling seeing unhappy residents that I could not assist due to regulations in place. One such example was that one resident tonight was unhappy with me because …

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