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The problem of definition

I was reminded of how problematic – and critical – definitions are in GP when I was doing a Google search for ‘social capital’. My understanding of the term was shaped by a commentary I read some years ago, that … Continue reading

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Cllimate change hits home

It had to happen sooner or later. The world’s climate has steadily grown more erratic and extreme over the last decade as scientists warned of the potentially devastating consequences of climate change. Reports of record droughts in Argentina, record floods in … Continue reading

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U-Save: a sign of a shifting social compact

I am quite struck by how generous the Singapore Government is becoming towards the lower-income members of our society, usually residing in three-room and smaller HDB flats. This is the leaflet given out to all public housing residents this month … Continue reading

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Inequality and the growing menace of youth unemployment

Imagine graduating from a good university with a law degree and working as a pump attendant at a petrol station. Or holding an accountancy degree and serving frappuccinos at Starbucks. Or worse, not even being able to find any job … Continue reading

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Singapore fifth least corrupt country again…

Transparency International (TI), the world’s leading anti-graft watchdog, has ranked Singapore the fifth least corrupt country in the world in its latest Corruption Perceptions Index. Our position was unchanged from the 2012 index. The countries found to be most corrupt … Continue reading

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The forces reshaping social and political reality in Singapore

This commentary by Tessa Wong of the Straits Times addresses superbly yet succinctly some of the most important trends in the Singaporean society and body politic: how the Internet is exposing Singaporeans to worldwide influences, and giving them a platform to express themselves … Continue reading

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An alternative to the Western viewpoint

I recently realised that we should try to get a balanced perspective on world affairs by reading not only Western publications like The Economist, The Guardian or the New York Times, but also influential Asian ones like China Daily. True, it … Continue reading

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