31 Jan '13, 4am

Population White Paper....Twisting logic to make wrong conclusions... #punggoleast

Population White Paper....Twisting logic to make wrong conclusions... #punggoleast

There was a time the PAP govt felt that the small island we were in was too crowded with 1.6M people. So they went on to tell the people that the living standards will fall due to overcrowding and higher living density, their path to happiness and healthy family was to keep the population small by having fewer babies. The PAP minister at that time cite problems of strains on housing, hospitals, transport and the inability to create jobs for the people. Of course what turned out in the subsequent decades proved this piece of social engineering misguided. The Singapore economy boomed and rose as one of the Asian Tigers chalking up breath-taking double digit growth year after year. Not only did Singapore acquire the resources to accommodate a larger population, it ended up facing a labor force bottle neck due to its population control policy and ended up importing foreigners ...

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