20 Jul '12, 2am

Changes to Medishield - Prolonging a system with many flaws...

Lucky the lucid once again. But I often find that bloggers are often tackling issues piece meal, taking on one issue at a go, or blaming everything on the PAP. I am just wondering to what extent the problems ailing us today is the result of incompetence within the civil service and to what extent it is reflective of incentive system gone wrong. Or perhaps the problem is really the PAP putting the emphasis on profit making (ie stat boards and ministries fulfilling their respective self-defined KPI). We have long known of course that Goh keng Swee and LKY do not believe in "welfarism". To what extent are civil servants constrained by such "guiding principles" when policies are made today? I fear that not only are the wrong people running the key departments in the civil service, but even the competent ones are constrained by such principles from the past, and those looking o...

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