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Self Reliance and Social Welfare

By Dr Yuen Chung Kwong Singapore’s official social philosophy has always placed emphasis on self reliance, fearing that that welfare provisions might encourage undesirable patterns of behavior, e.g., unemployment benefit might reduce motivation to work; child endowment might encourage illegitimate births – as well as fostering a sense of entitlement among the population. The CPF (see http://sbr.com.sg/economy/commentary/what-you-need-know-about-singapores-compulsory-saving-scheme,  http://sbr.com.sg/economy/commentary/what-you-need-know-about-singapores-annuity-scheme for my discussion) …

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Is the Singaporean population shrinking? – Part 1

By Leong Sze Hian To what extent has our liberal foreign labour and citizenship policies affected Singaporeans’ rights with reference to Article 22 and 25 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights ? Is the Singaporean population shrinking because of our liberal foreign labour and residency policies? The answer is probably nobody knows, or maybe just a few …

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