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In an age of rapid technological advancement, is a single career for life realistic? (A-level GP exam 2018)

By Steven W.S. OoiFormer GP tutor Even as United States president Donald Trump blames illegal immigrants and unfair trade deals for causing Americans to lose their jobs, a new presidential candidate, Andrew Yang, has offered a very different narrative. It … Continue reading

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Education arms race fuelling inequality; solution to improve income alongside access

By Sharanya Pillai, The Edge 4 June 2018 SINGAPORE: Part-time supermarket cashier Rozaini and her husband, who works as a driver, earn a combined income of S$2,000 a month. That money has to support them and their four children, aged … Continue reading

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Keeping Singapore’s economy dynamic despite nation’s demographic challenges

Some have advocated for zero net immigration and no increase in share of foreign workers in the workforce, while others argue that it is necessary to expand the labour force here to sustain economic growth. Yet, Singapore can achieve only … Continue reading

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Crack down on inconsiderate smoking neighbours: my response to a Forum letter

I was quite struck by this letter to the Straits Times Forum on July 18, 2017. The writer, like me, has suffered from the effects of secondhand smoke drifting into her HDB flat (public housing flat in Singapore, for the … Continue reading

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China in an online world of its own

Nayan Chanda For The Straits Times Is China, the poster child for globalisation, about to shift into reverse gear on international engagement? A series of recent measures by Beijing to ostensibly protect its cyber sovereignty have raised serious questions about … Continue reading

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Renewable energy can be beautiful

This is a renewable energy generator design by Hideaki Nishimura of Japan. A gorgeous intermarriage of science and art, it produces renewable energy from several sources including the sun, the movement of the waves, and human activities; while touching the … Continue reading

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There is no such thing as charity

An intellectually challenging blog post from Troy Fawkes that can help build your philosophical reasoning ability. How would you challenge his reasoning? …… Every relationship you have or have ever had in your life is an exchange of value. This … Continue reading

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Technological change? No, Tech Revolution is upon us

…just as the Industrial Revolution transformed the productive potential of societies in the 19th and 20th centuries, a new wave of technological breakthroughs is reshaping economic and even social dynamics today. The difference is that the impact of this revolution … Continue reading

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More Singaporeans feel they are owed a living: Victor Mills

Singapore may have much of the best ‘hard infrastructure’ in the world – highways, fibre broadband networks, airport – but our ‘soft infrastructure’ – social attitudes, national identity and values – are where most of our problems lie. To me, … Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo horror is not an attack on free speech

Just read a very balanced commentary on the inflammatory topic of the Charlie Hebdo bloodbath, written by a Singaporean PhD student. For me, what happened in France was the result of the clash of two extremes: an extreme interpretation of religious … Continue reading

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