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Is America Headed for a New Kind of Civil War?

By Robin Wright, The New Yorker A day after the brawling and racist brutality and deaths in Virginia, Governor Terry McAuliffe asked, “How did we get to this place?” The more relevant question after Charlottesville—and other deadly episodes in Ferguson, … 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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Is Taiwan’s Freedom Better than Singapore’s ‘Caged Canaries’ and Hong Kong’s ‘Lost Soul’?

By Justin Hugo The News Lens Why you need to know: Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong: Three very different fates for three Asian tigers. Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je’s (柯文哲) recent remarks about countries south of Taiwan at the 30th anniversary … Continue reading

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Asean, Singapore and the challenge of a protectionist America

A very good analysis by Grace Leong of the Straits Times on the likely impact of Donald Trump’s avowed protectionism on Asia, and Singapore in particular. I doubt he will be able to live up to his anti-free trade bluster. If … Continue reading

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Looking far and going deep: Futuring the Economy

One of the boldest and most penetrating commentaries I have ever read on the Singapore economy, by Devadas Krishnadas, a recognised thought leader in strategy as well as public and economic policy. His writings have been published in local and regional newspapers such as … Continue reading

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GP is the journey of understanding life: A conversation between a GP tutor and his student

An excerpt of a recent conversation between a student and a GP tutor (myself). Student: Is there anything I need to take note of when I read newspaper articles i.e. the key points the writer is making or important evidence? Tutor: Well, … Continue reading

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What ails global trade?

This incisive commentary, originally published in the Financial Times, provides an exceptionally clear and lucid picture of some of the greatest megatrends sweeping the world. Many of these trends, such as 3D printing and the possible structural contraction in the shipping industry … Continue reading

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