02 May '11, 11am

Partisan popular politics will doom us to long-term decline

Partisan populist politics has emerged in Singapore with this General Election. I would define this emergence of partisan populist politics narrowly as the brand of politics championed by Opposition parties as evident in their manifestos and campaign slogans. Will it work for the betterment of Singapore? First, let's examine Singapore's achievements to date, without the distraction of partisan populist politics. Our GDP per capita is ranked Asia's No 1 and world's No 15 (IMF 2010). Our GDP (purchasing power parity) per capita (which measures economic output per person by canceling out differing cost of living and inflation) is ranked world's No 3. In short, the PAP government has overachieved for Singapore with stellar economic progress and the wealth is broadly distributed. Now let's compare to our Asian neighbors that adopted multi-party (or partisan) democracy with a bi...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/SingaporeVotes/EDC110502-00010...

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