We need to achieve a better equilibrium between population expansion and economic growth, because we are rapidly approaching the natural carrying of the island, and population cannot expand indefinitely to satisfy our unending lust for growth at all cost.
Month: April 2013
Whenever the AVA captures a stray cat or dog, regardless of whether the animal is healthy or whether it is tame, the end result is that the animal gets put to sleep.
If the Prime Minister wants Singaporeans to have the courage and the humanity to respond with the same grace and unity as the Bostonians, then his government must provide the Bostonian environment conducive enough for us to develop the attitudes and values of the Bostonians.
As people gradually realize that gold is neither an insurance policy against the ill-effects of central bank money printing, nor a safe haven with which one can weather a crisis in the financial markets, psychology in gold will fundamentally shift. If, within the next few weeks, gold and silver do not re-take previous support levels […]
The current global monetary system is the first ever experimental, truly global fiat currency system totally unbacked by gold. In this article, I describe how this system evolved from the former Bretton Woods system established after World War II. Nicknamed Bretton Woods II, the current system has become notorious for engendering asset prices bubbles, periodic […]
Civil servants, those in public office, and those who are benefitting from state-sponsored scholarships must be circumspect in their behaviour, and learn to develop a sense of empathy and respect for their fellow brethren. A good dose of humility is also essential.
Gold and silver have broken multi-year support. Usually, such a strong move down will lead to a quick counter-trend rally. However, I suspect that such rally will fade and new lows will be established. If the secular bull market is over, prices should slowly drift downwards and reach an eventual target of gold in the […]
The perception was that the grassroots who are supposed to represent, and even lead the community were behaving in an ostentatious manner, and encroaching on what is widely deemed as a common space for residents to congregate and dine.
When so many of PAP’s policies have gone wrong, and the PAP still refuses to change course, then men and women of high caliber start to shun the party and refuse to be recruited into its ranks, no matter how high ministerial or public service salaries are. Good men and women do not want to be associated with a political entity that is increasingly being seen as a creator rather than a solver of problems, a party that is seen as making lives harder for Singaporeans.
Singapore Democrats Some have wondered if the SDP’s citing of Mr Fandi Ahmad’s and Mr Terry Pathmanathan’s cases was because they were well-known Singaporeans. This is not so. The Singapore Democrats have, in the past, also highlighted cases of Singaporeans who were not prominent at all.