Opinion - Simon Tay
This evening I thought of the New Year countdown and fireworks at the Bay while walking with my son and his dog around Seletar air base, where we live. The disparity is stark and tells me how the city is changing and affecting our lives.
Article - Kenneth Chan
"…the issue is not how much inequality there is, but how much opportunity there is for the individual to get out of the bottom classes and into the top."– Milton Friedman
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.
Article - Yeoh Lam Keong
To address globalisation’s unprecedented challenges, Singapore may need to rethink—and not just tweak—its social safety net.
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.
Opinion - Charles Ng
How should governments contend with the rise of social discontent in the wake of rapid globalisation?
Opinion - Ron Haskins
The co-Director of the Brookings Center on Children and Families explains why he finds Singapore’s social policy remarkably effective.
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.
Interview - David Autor
A leading US labour economist discusses the challenges of rising income inequality in Singapore.