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Self Fulfilling Prophecies

The Singaporean government routinely makes claim that the Singaporean society is inherently fractious, thereby justifying the need for an unquestioned, single party rule.  Yet in many ways as I will demonstrate later, this is inherently a self fulfilling prophecy. It … Continue reading

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being argumentative

so obama is charged with being elitist i.e. he exists in his own harvard ivy league world, advised by professors, and generally cannot empathize with the “common people” of Iowa and other republican small town states.  another world where economic … Continue reading

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Same old, same old.

Singapore’s entire economic model can be essentially encapsulated in 2 words: tax incentives. That’s essentially all it has done.  Dangle tax incentives (or grants) to foreign companies, and get them to set up shop.  Simple.  If these companies subsequently get … Continue reading

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With apologies to Orwell, we only aspire…

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