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Using the Tax System to Create New Resources Out of Thin Air

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: The Environment as Capital

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: The Singapore Model of Workfare: Three Suggestions

Opinion  -  Hoon Hian Teck

In a market economy, pay and volume of joblessness are jointly determined.

Singapore's Social Support System: Two Anomalies

Opinion  -  Chua Hak Bin

The Singapore economy is rising with the tide of globalisation, but not everyone appears to be prospering equally.

From Scarcity to Generativity: New Approaches to Governing Resources

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.

Population Ageing Requires Adaptive Responses, Not Just Technical Ones

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: Singapore's Economic Growth Model: Too Much or Too Little?

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?

Public Institutions and the Productivity Imperative

Opinion  -  Gary Banks

An independent public institution could better identify, analyse and communicate the reforms necessary to improve national productivity

Opinion: It's Not Over Yet

Opinion  -  Manu Bhaskaran

A quick and painless recovery is unlikely, as delayed effects of the economic crisis have yet to kick in.

Opinion: Staying Ahead of the Game

Opinion  -  Julia Yap, Bernard Nee

Singapore’s growth and transformation from a developing nation in the early 1960s to the successful and thriving economy it is today has been the source of much fascination for many observers.