Tag: Lee Kuan Yew

Parliamentary Systems Are More Meritocratic Than Vulgar Presidential Personality Contests

The US media continues its mindless collective obsession over Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the Democratic party. In many ways, Ocasio-Cortez is the liberal version of Donald Trump for the following reasons: –Both enjoy goading their respective bases with radical policies which challenge a long held political consensus as well as […]

The Developing World Shouldn’t Associate With The 1st World Underclass

One of the reasons that Singapore went from a post-colonial third world island to a socio-economic first world country was because under Lee Kuan Yew’s leadership, Singapore concentrated its development strategy on rapid economic growth, high quality education and investing the proceeds of FDI (foreign direct investment) into hard infrastructure. […]

Pro-EU Britons Should Learn From The Can-Do Spirit of Lee Kuan Yew Who Made The Best of Singapore’s Exit From Malaysia

Singapore’s founder Lee Kuan Yew was an early proponent of forming a political union with The Federation of Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak and his home island of Singapore. In 1959, while still under the umbrella of British rule, Singapore’s first election under a new constitution for self-government saw Lee’s People’s […]

Discipline Leads to Freedom

Many harbour the false premise that it is possible to instantly transform a society from one that is poor, tribal and chaotic to one that is prosperous, modern and free without going through an interim stage of national development. History however has shown time and again that one cannot simply […]

Dyson’s Corporate Relocation to Singapore Has Nothing to do With Brexit And Everything to do With Singapore’s Pro-FDI Economy

From sucking up dirt to making environmentally friendly cars UK entrepreneur James Dyson has long been at the forefront of innovative vacuum cleaners and related technologies, having pioneered a prototype of his famous baglesss dirt and scum sucking machine in the 1970s. Today, Dyson remains at the forefront of innovation […]