Good politics, honesty and integrity, and good governance are topics the PAP Government repeatedly remind Singaporeans of, sometimes like a broken record. But the experience of Sir Lanks tells us just how important these are. Sri Lanka is in its worst crisis since its independence in 1948. A severe shortage of foreign currency has left […]
When recurrent or operating expenditure goes up – such as salaries and subsidies – income will have to be increased to meet the increased expenditure so that you do not go into debt. That’s pretty straightforward, isn’t it? This is called living within your means. You can’t sell assets to fund your daily expenditure. It’s […]
Legislate $1300 as the mandated minimum wage and you will see 32,000 workers get a pay lift? Ya, right. In this current economic climate, the Government is paying a portion of salaries of 1.9 million Singaporeans through the Job Support Scheme in order to save your jobs. This support cannot go on indefinitely. The National […]
WP Jamus Lim is ‘politicking, and pulling a fast one over your eyes – plain and simple’: Donovan Choy
The idea that growth and carbon reductions are somehow “complementary” is absurd, unless we are able to produce goods & services without energy consumption, wrote Donovan Choy in response to Jamus Lim’s latest Facebook post. Trade-offs should be honestly acknowledged by environmentalists rather than obfuscated, he said. Only when trade-offs are honestly presented can the […]
Jamus Lim demonstrates the difference between an economist who is an academic and those who are practitioners. Netizens are shocked, and outraged by his suggestion of an environment tax on SIA.
When diversity is of the sort where politicians make suggestions without any grasp of reality, Singapore is weakened by it. This is the kind of diversity Singapore does not need.
In a forum letter published by Lianhe Zaobao, Dr Wu Zhengxiao, a Senior Lecturer in Singapore Management University (SMU) explained why universal minimum wage system is not suitable for Singapore. And here the translation of the forum letter: I recently read some articles about the minimum wage system. Many articles mentioned that the universal minimum […]
“The problem now is how to work the system of one man, one vote when we have to get quality leadership to the top. If we leave it to natural processes it will be a contest on television performances as in the West. And the best television performers and rally entertainers are not necessarily the best leaders who can deliver good government”
Jamus is fast turning out to be an embarrassment as well as disappointment.
Upon being quizzed by PAP MPs, Jamus conceded that a universal minimum wage was not the ideal thing to introduce during a recession. He does not know what the appropriate minimum wage should be and he has no specific proposal for youth unemployment.