19 Nov '11, 5am

Egalitarianism: An essential model that will help Singapore sustain our development for the long term

Egalitarianism mean equal, but the true nature of equal in egalitarianism means that people should be treated equally regardless of race, language or religion, i.e. exactly what we have in our pledge. In other words, it should be a society where the rule of law applies equally to everyone regardless. Economic egalitarianism on the other hand is different. It aims to make everyone economically equal or as equal as possible, reducing the difference between the rich and the poor by redistributing the wealth through the force of government. Another name of economic egalitarianism is socialism and when taken to the extreme, it becomes communism. However, there is a flaw to this system. It sounds nice on paper, but it disregard the fact that human beings are both selfish and selfless creatures. We are selfless because we help people without asking anything in return, sometimes r...

Full article: http://www.yoursdp.org/index.php/news/singapore/5016-egal...

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