06 Feb '12, 12pm

Fixing low fertility with immigration : A dangerous solution...

"Like it or not, unless we have more babies, we need to accept immigrants," -Lee Kuan Yew, S'poreans have to understand need for immigrants: LKY When the population of Singapore was 2 million in 1970, Lee Kuan Yew felt that there were too many people and the fertility rate was too high and put in place a drastic social engineering effort to reduce the fertility rate and discourage women from having more than 2 children. Today Singapore has 5.18 million people on this tiny island. If Singaporeans don't complain, the PAP govt would like to bring more immigrants and grow the population. We all know it will be great for the boosting GDP growth, more people means more economic activity. The problem is overcrowding causing housing price to spiral up, public transport to be overcrowded, and increase competition for everything - jobs, places in school and healthcare services etc. ...

Full article: http://singaporemind.blogspot.com/2012/02/fixing-low-fert...

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