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Furthermore, even if we wish to tap the talent and investments that foreigners can bring, why do we assume that they won’t relocate here unless we have the lowest tax rates? In fairness to the government, they themselves speak of how the “rule of law” (please don’t laugh), security of intellectual property, efficient transport and communications are other pull factors. So why don’t we enhance these and other pull factors and not rely on the narcotic of low tax rates? How about a lively city that celebrates human freedoms, with a vibrant arts scene, or one where public services are not so uncomfortably, crushingly crowded? How about a city where Singaporeans feel a strong sense of attachment to, to counter any urge to emigrate? Such a city would have to be one where people feel they can make a difference — in other words, back to questions of freedom and empowerment.

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