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Poverty, Capabilities and Social Justice

Interview  -  Martha C. Nussbaum

The renowned social philosopher discusses her concept of essential human capabilities, and their implications for dealing with poverty and social development.

Making Workfare Work: The US Experience — Interview with Lawrence M. Mead

Interview  -  Theresa W. Devasahayam

New York University’s Professor Lawrence M. Mead discusses workfare and income inequality in light of the US experience after a decade of welfare reform.

Economic Thinking and Practice in Singapore

Interview  -  Ravi Menon

The application of economic principles to public policy has shifted significantly over the past decade, in response to new insights and changing circumstances, the Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore explains.

China in Transition

Interview  -  Yang Jin Lin

A Chinese media veteran shares his candid perspective on emerging sociopolitical trends in China.

Population and Policy

Interview  -  Joseph Chamie

As the former United Nations Chief Demographer, Dr Joseph Chamie is one of the world’s leading authorities on population change and movement. Speaking to Ethos, he outlined the implications of global demographic trends for public policy in Singapore and elsewhere.

Don't Close Off Options in Tackling Income Gap

Interview  -  David Autor

A leading US labour economist discusses the challenges of rising income inequality in Singapore.

What We Didn't Know About Multigenerational Mobility: In Conversation with Gary Solon

Interview  -  Gary Solon

Better income data has uncovered surprising insights about income mobility and income inequality, says the noted researcher and economics professor.

Successful Governance: A Conversation

Interview  -  Gus O'Donnell

The former Head of the Home Civil Service in the UK discusses national wellbeing, meritocracy, the future of service delivery, and the value of public service.

Ownership, Opportunity and Outcomes: Interview with Laurence Lien

Interview  -  Laurence Lien

The community sector can become more confident in working with others to solve collective problems — but it will take practice, patience and leadership.

Transformative Alliance: Interview with Adam Kahane

Interview  -  Adam Kahane

To resolve complex problems, we must cooperate across conventional boundaries to co-create the future, not just adapt to it, argues the foresight veteran.