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.
Opinion - Dodo J. Thampapillai
Following the 2006 Stern report, global warming, climate change and the scarcity of basic resources have become dominant themes in policy forums concerning sustainable development.
Opinion - Hoon Hian Teck
In a market economy, pay and volume of joblessness are jointly determined.
Opinion - Chua Hak Bin
The Singapore economy is rising with the tide of globalisation, but not everyone appears to be prospering equally.
Opinion - Aaron Maniam
Data, knowledge and connections can increase rather than decrease in value with use: but we need a new public language to make the most of them.
Opinion - Melinda Elias, Donald Low
Beyond increased public spending, Singapore’s ageing population should prompt a deep rethinking about the structures, risks and values underpinning our healthcare system.
Opinion - Linda Lim
Can Singapore’s state-heavy growth model be sustained in the long term, especially after the systemic shock and global rebalancing of the current financial crisis?
Opinion - Gary Banks
An independent public institution could better identify, analyse and communicate the reforms necessary to improve national productivity
Opinion - Manu Bhaskaran
A quick and painless recovery is unlikely, as delayed effects of the economic crisis have yet to kick in.