Inequality, Social Divides and the Ikea Effect

Henry Kwek (Nee Soon GRC) Debate on President’s Address Inequality, Social Divides and the Ikea Effect; Driving Our Economy Through Data and Digital Transformation Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the motion. 1. There has been much discussion about fighting inequality and blurring emerging social divides. It boils down to different perspectives – is the glass half-empty, or half-full? a. We have a functional meritocracy with varied pathways of success. But our needy also face structural issues.....

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Melissa Chong – activist, entrepreneur and Nee Soon East volunteer

During the haze last year, you might have seen people wearing masks with an “X” on them, or read articles about 7500 Singaporeans who pledged to buy sustainable palm oil products. Now meet the 26-year-old behind the campaign- Melissa Chong. Melissa founded a social enterprise called GameChangerz, which runs campaigns on social and environmental issues. She’s also founded a network named Singapore Youth for Climate Action, and represented Singapore’s young “greenies” at the United Nations’ Paris climate talks.....

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