Article - Kenneth Chan
"…the issue is not how much inequality there is, but how much opportunity there is for the individual to get out of the bottom classes and into the top."– Milton Friedman
Article - Sheng Yee Zher, Johnny Sung, Chia Ying
While age and educational background are key factors influencing our ability to learn, a recent study suggests that enabling technologies and learning methods can help seniors to go further.
Opinion - Ron Haskins
The co-Director of the Brookings Center on Children and Families explains why he finds Singapore’s social policy remarkably effective.
Article - Yeoh Lam Keong
To address globalisation’s unprecedented challenges, Singapore may need to rethink—and not just tweak—its social safety net.
Opinion - Robert H. Frank
Cornell Professor of Economics Robert Frank believes a progressive consumption tax could cut down wasteful competitive spending without compromising public resources.
Review - Jeanne Conceicao
Conventional strategies to fight poverty may be doing more harm than good.
Review - Tan Peng Ting
Review of Edward Glaeser's Triumph of the City
Opinion - Andrew Kwok
The ageing of populations worldwide has had national governments scrambling to stave off looming economic decline and fiscal disarray.
Article - Norbert Walter
What will the global ageing trend mean for finance, investment and production? Professor Norbert Walter highlights the economic implications of ageing in the coming decades.
Article - Koh Tsin Yen
The Nordic states appear to have achieved an enviable balance between strong economic growth and generous welfare provisions, but they too face new pressures from globalisation.