13 Mar '11, 2pm

a response to certain questions posed by MP Hri Kumar, re my earlier piece re "Room for fresh ideas on income gap"

I wrote this over Saturday morning. The ideas in this piece had been percolating in my head over the past week, and they all came together and gushed out over a few hours. First published in today's TODAY. Room for fresh ideas on income gap Keep our economic model, but set up endowment to fund measures to ensure a minimal standard of living 05:55 AM Feb 28, 2011 As I thought about last week's Budget statement, a quote by Albert Einstein kept playing in my head. The pre-eminent genius of the 20th Century once said: "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." I am of course not suggesting in any way that the Government is mad, but what struck me most about the Budget - which Parliament will debate today - was that it was pretty much more of the same, albeit "upsized" for the anticipated elections: More ad hoc spec...

Full article: http://siewkumhong.blogspot.com/2011/02/room-for-fresh-id...

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