27 Mar '18, 9pm

[Mothership] S’pore govt nudging S’poreans in all sorts of ways to preserve their lives https://t.co/nfIhPuJ4U0

To be fair, being a “fine city” is super effective. Singapore is now ranked as one of the cleanest and most well-run states in the world. But in a world filled with sticks and not enough carrots, things would feel harsh. Advertisement Nudge So, going down the punishment route isn’t the only way. Sometimes, a softer approach works better. By using positive reinforcement and indirect suggestion, the Singapore government has been ensuring that people make “better” choices while still feeling like they are retaining their freedom of choice. This is known as nudging. It is based on the premise that people don’t make the most rational choices all the time. According to The Economist , nudging has worked to increase school intake of students from financially diverse backgrounds, increase tax returns, and increase number of health check ups — all by eschewing the traditional heavy...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/03/singapore-nudge-examples/

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mothership.sg 27 Mar '18, 9am

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South China Morning Post writer: I haven’t been to S’pore since 1980s but I prefer Hong Kong https://t.co/LkwXI6EkBQ

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mothership.sg 27 Mar '18, 11am

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[Mothership] Yishun has about 170 durian trees. That’s the most number of durian trees in S’pore. https://t.co/CghSbMDYYw

[Mothership] Yishun has about 170 durian trees....

mothership.sg 29 Mar '18, 10am

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