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Is it xenophobic to ask relevant questions and be frustrated to find no answers?

Is it xenophobic to ask relevant questions and be frustrated to find no answers?

“Singapore must avoid deep divisions as seen in the UK, US” so said our Lee Hsien Loong at the APEC summit. He puts the issue down to the narrative of the impact of technology and economic change. In this he firmly puts himself well within the liberal order albeit in his case just the economic version of free markets... 

Foreign Policy From the Fertile Plains

Foreign Policy From the Fertile Plains

The votes are in. The election is over. Donald J. Trump is the next president of the United States. The amount of vitriol that flooded this campaign season will leave much of America with a heavy hangover Wednesday morning. But many can agree that the democratic experience itself, no matter how clumsy and how bizarre, is still... 

What I think about economics in the Trump era

What I think about economics in the Trump era

To check back in 12 months time. Here is what I think about economics in the Trump era 1. Trump will not kill off TPP or NAFTA because he would not want to seriously damage Corporate America’s supply chains. Since TPP has not been ratified, he will clip off chunks of it but still get it raified. 2. Income and Corporate... 

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