In the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of American police, street protests have broken out in multiple countries, calling attention to deeper issues of systemic racism. While this is a praiseworthy development, vandalism of public property has occurred, with protestors defacing, destroying and knocking down statues of historical figures…

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Significantly, Lee was a strong supporter of the Nobel-prize winning, classical liberal political economist Friedrich Hayek. He had read Hayek’s famous book Road to Serfdom and declared: I believe Hayek was a very clear thinker and that he hit upon the eternal truth, explaining that the free market is necessary to get the economy right. This is an…

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The post in question was from last April. It alleged that Singapore was a ‘terribly racist country’ where minorities are systematically marginalised. Are her claims true?     Dissecting Thanapal’s claims 1. Race-targeted eugenics The state embarked on a form of eugenics in the 1980s meant to displace its indigenous population and replace it with…

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Such a basic net would guard society’s most economically vulnerable against falling through the cracks. Milton Friedman proposed a negative income tax as a way of encouraging the poor to work their way out of poverty. In one of his most oft-quoted passages (for reasons of ideological axe-grinding, no doubt), F. A. Hayek similarly espoused…

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Sizing up to only about two-thirds of New York City, the country is but a speck on the world map. Casually referred to as a ‘Little Red Dot’, this colloquial nickname for the prosperous city-state today is embraced by its own populace, despite its origins as a derogatory remark. The case of Singapore is strong evidence…

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He passed away at the age of 91 in 2015. The country’s ethnic diversity is made up of predominantly Singaporean Chinese (76%), with Malays (15%) and Indians (7%) in racial minorities. The population on the whole is English-speaking. For a small country the size of only 719.1 km² (that’s ⅔ the size of New York…

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