The Singapore Perspectives series is a yearly publication that provides critical analysis of emerging trends and issues Singapore faces in terms of social, economic and political development. It is a quick and essential reference for understanding the broad policy discussions that animate thought leaders, policy-makers and the public in the country during the immediate period or that are likely to do so in the short and medium term. In this volume, contributors take an in-depth look at four topics of pertinent interest to Singapore's mid- to long-term future and offer some radical ideas for
Contents; Foreword Ong Keng Yong; Acknowledgements; Editor' Editor's Acknowledgements acknowledgements; Section Section I n The Big Picture; Chairman's Opening Address Tommy Koh; SALUTATION; FEAR OF DECLINING SUPPORT FOR NON-PROFIT SECTOR; THE HEART OF THE MATTER; THE BIG PICTURE; ELECTRONIC POLL; Chapter 1 Forging New Paths with Audacity and Vision Peter Ong; NEW PARADIGM NEEDED: FOLLOWING FOOTSTEPS TO FORGING PATHS; NEW FLYING INSTRUMENTS REQUIRED: THE X-RAY AND THE MRI; BUSINESS CONCEPTS EXTENDED: POPULATION SEGMENTS, ENGAGED CITIZENS AND CRM
GLOBAL CITY OF DISTINCTION AND BEST HOME FOR ALL: DIFFERENT STROKES FOR DIFFERENT FOLKS CONCLUSION; Section II Can Singaporeans Afford a High High-Cost Singapore; Chapter 2 Can Singaporeans Afford a High-Cost Singapore? Kevin Scully; Chapter 3 Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Alternative Approach Needed for Economy Inderjit Singh; INTRODUCTION; GROWTH-AT-ALL-COSTS POLICY; DISLOCATION OF INDUSTRIES AND CAPABILITIES; IMPACT OF POPULATION GROWTH; THE DOUBLE WHAMMY OF THE POPULATION POLICY; THE ALTERNATIVE APPROACH; SUSTAINABLE MODEL OF GROWTH FOR THE FUTURE; CONCLUSION
Chapter 4 Reaching Out to Low-Income Groups in Singapore Laurence Lien INTRODUCTION; FACTS AND REALITY; IMPACT OF HIGH COST AND INFLATION; INCOME REDISTRIBUTION; LOWERING COSTS; ENCOURAGE PRIVATE GIVING; CONCLUSION; Section III Can Singaporeans Remain Rooted?; Chapter 5 Can Singaporeans Remain Rooted? Norman Vasu; Chapter 6 Singapore Rootedness: Taking Stock and Moving Forward Tan Ern Ser; INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS ROOTEDNESS?; WHAT BRINGS ABOUT ROOTEDNESS?; WHAT ARE OUR EXPECTATIONS OF ROOTEDNESS?; HOW ROOTED ARE WE?; HOW CAN WE DEVELOP ROOTEDNESS?; WHERE ARE WE HEADING?
Chapter 7 The "Problem" of Rootedness: An Emperor's Narrative? Eleanor Wong INTRODUCTION; THE COMBINED NARRATIVE LENS OF THE CITY AND "TENANCY"; THE "PROBLEM" OF ROOTEDNESS AND OTHER COMMON NARRATIVES; CONCLUSION; Sect Section IV ion Can Singapore Preserve Its Hub Status?; Chapter 8 Can Singapore Preserve Its Hub Status? Tan Kim Song; Chapter 9 Reinventing Singapore: Global City - From Host to Home Tan Chin Nam; HOW SINGAPORE CAN BECOME A GLOBAL CITY; THE IMPORTANCE OF COLLABORATION; CONCLUSION; Chapter 10 Can Singapore Advance as a Regional Hub? Manu Bhaskaran; WHERE SINGAPORE STANDS
WINNERS AND LOSERS A PROPOSAL; Section V Can Government Do Less, and Singaporeans Do More?; Chapter 11 Can Government Do Less, and Singaporeans Do More? Mavis Chionh; Chapter 12 Where the Government Should Not Step Back Debra Soon; Chapter 13 Trust and Let Go Philip Jeyaretnam; THE TRIANGLE OF SUSPICION; PRINCIPLE OR EFFICIENCY?; BUILDING TRUST AND PARTNERSHIPS; About the Contributors; About the Institute of Policy Studies
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