11 Aug '11, 7am

‘We need more risk takers in Asia’ #Singapore

I find myself more sensitive to our common tendencies to generalize from narrow cases or try to squeeze generalizations to fit individual cases just because of a couple of hints of a reasonable fit. We need to be eclectic about using models especially when it comes down to governance. It is not easy to point out key factors driving a performance or phenomena and often, obvious causes for one thing might be present in another situation where outcomes diverges. And that is where I find Alastair's piece a little flawed in its fundamental claim: "In order to properly understand Singapore’s government, you just can’t disentangle its “less-than-free politics” from its “attitude” and treat them as independent from each other, since it is Singapore’s political institutions that drive its government’s success." I'm not sure if Alastair's definition of 'government's success' is the ...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/blogs/singaporescene/more-risk-t...

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