21 May '11, 7am

What went wrong with the PAP this #sgelections?

What went wrong with the PAP this #sgelections?

In this constrained space, policymakers have less room for experimentation and innovation. They are more likely to resort to tried-and-tested solutions that worked in the past. After all, they won’t be blamed for sticking with the status quo, but they will be pilloried for failed experiments. My experiences in the Singapore government In my fourteen years in the Singapore government, I was either involved in the formulation of many of the policies that subsequently went awry or had a ringside seat to many of the deliberations in government that led to these policies. As a director in MOF from 2003 to 2005, I had a hand in a number of policies that seemed sensible at the time but which on hindsight created problems for the future – problems that Singaporeans are now experiencing. These included the great tax rebalancing of lowering income tax rates and raising GST rates (ch...

Full article: http://www.transitioning.org/2011/05/21/post-ge-what-went...

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