Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Inequality: It's not just about money

LAST Saturday's articles ('The Nordic give & take' and 'When money gets in the way') explored the rich-poor divide in Singapore and the social model of the Scandinavian countries.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The rise of popularism

Placing false hope in economists

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Should the rich pay higher fines?

The Nordic give & take

MR HENRIK Ziegler left Denmark for Singapore with a dream. He wanted to build his own business.
He founded Dantech Food Systems, a maker of advanced freezers for the food industry, in 1997.
In 2005, the firm had expanded to become a market leader in the region, and it was bought by a larger Danish firm for a hefty sum.

When money gets in the way

IT IS perhaps a sign of the times that a government minister has to address the traffic offence of a single individual.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Why parents chase gifted scheme

Why parents chase gifted scheme
THE editorial ('Giving children the best gift'; last Thursday) missed a few reasons parents want their children enrolled in the Gifted Education Programme.

Monday, June 18, 2012

'Vampires' add bite to Bulgarian lore

SOFIA - The ancient skeleton of a man, pinned down in his grave to stop him turning into a vampire, was put on show last week in Bulgaria, where vampire tales have kept their bite to this day.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Last Emperor's Last Palace

The leftist hole in history books

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Berlin ignoring history's lessons

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Raise social expenditures in a targeted way

Viewing social expenditures as an investment rather than only as a cost is critical if we are to break out of the trap of low productivity and rising inequality.

Nordic model holds lessons for S'pore

PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong has given us a timely reminder that Singapore should pursue a strategy of growth ('PM: Nordic model won't work for growth in S'pore'; last Saturday). We should learn from the Nordic countries, but selectively.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Saturday, June 02, 2012

The perils of heavy multitasking

MANY young people have music playing in their earbuds even as they surf the Internet, update Facebook and Twitter, fire off an SMS, and keep an eye on the television - all the while doing some real work.