It’s not the Inequality; it’s the Immobility

Income inequality and economic immobility are often lumped together, but they shouldn’t be. Consider the two concepts positively: Income equality is about bridging the gap between the rich and the poor, while economic mobility is about elevating the poor as rapidly as possible. Finding ways to increase economic mobility should be our greater concern. For instance, while we have talked incessantly about the disproportionate gains of the top 1 percent, the wage slowdown in the United States in recent decades is a bigger problem for most people.....

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Dare to Dream – Young PAP at the PAP 60 Party Rally speech

By Cynthia MarkLadies and gentlemen, and members of the Young PAP: Today, our theme is about “60 years forward.” But before I talk about the future, let’s take a step back – to 1954 – to a time when the PAP was just formed. When it was a party of young people, dreaming of freedom. There is a sense of eagerness in their eyes, and hope in their hearts – hope for a Singapore of equals, where work is dignified and free from oppression,....

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15 Things Mr Lee Kuan Yew Influenced In 50 Years

(Excerpt from Minister K Shanmugam’s eulogy to Mr Lee Kuan Yew on 27th March 2015) 1) Our Nee Soon: “Many of you know how Nee Soon and Sembawang estates were like in 1960s. You have seen in a short time how the estates have changed, how our lives have improved.” 2) Our homes: “He and his team rebuilt Singapore. He believed very strongly in making sure that people had houses. Everything you see around us was built after 1965.” 3) Our economy: “Our economy – a financial centre – employing thousands and thousands of people.....

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Model Parliament

Singapore – June 21, 2012 – To engage Singaporean youths in policy and political debate, Young PAP (YPAP) organizes the inaugural YP Model Parliament (YPMP) at the Arts House, Singapore former parliament house, from 9th to 24th June 2012. The inaugural YPMP comprises of forty-two YP activists, as well as thirty-eight youths and university students. The parliamentary debates are centered on the 2012 budget, with special emphasis on population, housing affordability, transportation, and economic policies. The event was formally launched by Minister Teo Ser Luck on 9th June,....

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