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Editorial Digital Issue 4

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

In this issue of ETHOS Digital Edition, public sector veterans from around the world discuss the future of governance in the digital age. Also, our more experienced colleagues share quick tips on how to do better at work in a new feature: PRO TIP.

Striking the Right Balance

Roundtable  -  Mohammed Mosly, Filimone Woqabaca, Hamzah Sulaiman

Participants from the 7th Leaders in Governance Programme discuss the prospects for maintaining an agile and prosperous society that is also responsive to diverse and increasingly complex needs.

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.

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.

Surveying Singapore’s Future

Review  -  Theophilus Kwek

Review of The Birthday Book

Meritocracy: Time For An Update?

Opinion  -  Tiana Desker

While the spirit of meritocracy is still important for Singapore, there may be a need to review our ideas about how it can be put into practice.

Uniquely Singapore, Uniquely CPF

Article  -  Laura Lim, Eng Soon Khai, Heidi Chan

Singapore’s pragmatic approach to social security has led to the development of a unique system that does not readily adhere to international benchmarks.

Editorial Issue 20

Editorial  -  Alvin Pang

Our elders are not the problem, nor should they be passive recipients of society’s largesse. How can we ensure seniors remain involved, empowered and active?

Making Public Policy Relevant for Bicultural Families in Singapore

Conversation  -  Kharina Zainal, Paulin Tay Straughan

A conversation with noted sociologist Paulin Tay Straughan offers insights on Singapore’s growing social diversity and its implications for bicultural families and social policy.

The New Synthesis: Preparing Government for the Challenges of the 21st Century

Article  -  Jocelyne Bourgon

The New Synthesis Framework expands the concept and practice of governance beyond traditional boundaries of public administration.