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A sign of Anarchy in Singapore

A sign of Anarchy in Singapore

There is still no proper explanation as to how someone managed to spray-paint obscenities against the ruling party at the top of a flat. What is significant, however, is not just that this was a prominent display of disaffection while it lasted, but that the symbol for Anarchy (which is associated with a political philosophy)... 

Cost-of-living is political

Cost-of-living is political

In an exchange that is worth some attention, we have Ng Kok Lim giving a rebuttal to an economist (Martin Bodenstein) from NUS on the latter’s justification of his version of neoclassical economics which is a form of neocolonial economics. Bodenstein gave a response (it appears in the comments section below NKL’s post) which... 

Can the Internet democratize Singapore?

Can the Internet democratize Singapore?

Friends, The quotes below come from a piece that should be read carefully and pondered over: “Can the Internet democratize capitalism?” by Yanis Varoufakis. The essay first appeared on his blog. Quote 1: Singaporean workers have no real political freedoms (e.g. no free press). Their citizenship is curtailed by an oppressive... 

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