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Creative Cities: Can they be Comfortable?

Article  -  Peter Hall

Many urban centres aspire to be creative global cities, but they should be prepared to embrace the tensions and turbulence of genuine change.

The Digital Social Contract and e-Legitimacy

Opinion  -  Max Everest-Phillips

New institutions are needed to manage both the potential and risks of digital technologies that will reshape our societies and how they are governed.

Auctions, Market Experiments and Public Policy

Interview  -  Bart Wilson, Stephen Rassenti, Vernon L. Smith

A discussion with Professors Vernon L. Smith, Stephen Rassenti and Bart Wilson

Singapore's Political Economy: Two Paradoxes

Article  -  Bryan Caplan

Economist Bryan Caplan, noted for his insights on public choice, visited Singapore in November 2008. His observations address how “economically efficient, but politically unpopular” policies might successfully be carried through a democratic system, and sheds light on the environment in which public policy is made and implemented in Singapore.

Triumph of the Lion City

Review  -  Tan Peng Ting

Review of Edward Glaeser's Triumph of the City

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.

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.

Rethinking a New Social Compact for Singapore

Article  -  Yeoh Lam Keong

To address globalisation’s unprecedented challenges, Singapore may need to rethink—and not just tweak—its social safety net.

The Age of Angst

Opinion  -  Charles Ng

How should governments contend with the rise of social discontent in the wake of rapid globalisation?

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.