FUTURE OF SINGAPORE
A Nonpartisan Internet Research & Discussion Forum
Tay Kheng Soon on Singapore Education Part 1
Delivered on 1 April, Tay Kheng Soon talks of his perception of Singapore education and its impact on the future of Singapore at FOSG's forum.
The Singapore Economy at an Inflection Point
Donald examined the underlying factors for Singapore's economic success in its first fifty years. He argued that while this model of development produced spectacular results and enabled Singapore to go from third world to first in two generations, it has now reached a point of rapidly diminishing returns. He believed that a far-reaching rethink of the model is necessary, and will suggest options for the Singapore economy in the context of a potentially very different and difficult external environment.
Donald is Associate Dean (Research and Executive Education) at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He leads the School’s executive education efforts and his research interests at the School include economics in public policy, inequality and social spending, behavioural economics, public finance, organisational change, and governance and politics in Singapore.
Prof Lim's comments on the report by the Committee of Future Economy (Part 1)
Insights on Singapore's political economy and its global competitiveness
Conversation on the 'Economy of Singapore' held on 3 March 2017. Linda Lim comments on the report by the Committee of Future Economy. The Professor of Strategy at University of Michigan's Ross Business School shares her insights on Singapore's political economy and its global competitiveness. She also dealt on the question: "Is the government a solution or a problem?" . Comm
Public Finance in Singapore - Where We Came Frome and Quo Vadis
Jen Shek Voon (Part 1)
Jen Shek Voon provide some useful tool to analyse the public financing of Singapore and its social, economical and political implications.
Yeoh Lam Keong on Singapore's economy (Part 1)
Tracing the 5 decades of economic development of Singapore
Yeoh Lam Keong kicked off the first FOSG's public forum on 21 January 2017 with his take on the Singapore's economy. He was a senior economist and strategist at the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation for 26 years where he was Director of Economics and Strategy and Chief Economist from October 2000 to June 2011.
In this video he gave a presentation of Singapore's economic development over the past 5 decades. Conversation with Lam Keong continues and was recorded in the other videos. Look up for them.
Local enterprise, global trend of income inequalities and the influences of neo liberalism
Yeoh Lam Keong on Singapore's economy (Part 2)
In this video, he discussed the influences of neo liberalism and global trend towards income inequalities...
On immigration policy, labour force growth and final population size
Yeoh Lam Keong on Singapore's economy (Part 3)
Here's the third installment of the conversation with Yeoh Lam Keong on the economy of Singapore. In this segment, he spoke of the immigration policy, labour force growth and final population size of Singapore which the White Paper on Population did not revealed. He also touches on the fiscal and monetary policy need to provide transfusion going forward.
Recreating Social Democracy
Yeoh Lam Keong on Singapore's economy (Part 4)
Lam Keong discussed about the Six Key Public Service Areas need rethinking and restructuring: (1) Housing (2) Education (3) Healthcare (4)Infrastructure/transport and the Environment (5) Population/immigration policy (6) Social Safety Net/ Social Security. These are not adequately provided by the market and current market-oriented arrangements inadequate in future and are key to citizen well being, equality of opportunity, policy credibility and “Singapore Dream”.
Realising the Swiss dream or waking up to the Dubai nightmare
Yeoh Lam Keong on Singapore's economy (Part 5)
Part 5 of Future of Singapore (FOSG) discussion held on 21 January 2017.
Conversation on what's involved in the strategic choice between the directions towards Switzerland vs Dubai.
Implications for using fiscal and land reserves for social policy and social capital as well as re-tooling the education and eldercare systems...
Cultural mindset of the government makes change abysmal
Yeon Lam Keong on Singapore's economy (Part 6)
Part 6 and the final installment of the session of Future of Singapore Forum. Yeoh Lam Keong on the Singapore economy. In this segment, the discussion is on the cultural mindset in government that caused the slippage in its self perception and implementation and makes change abysmal.
Conversation with Jack Sim
Currency of Life...
FOSG Public Forum on 11 March 2017.
Jack Sim, Mr toilet founder of the other WTO, World Toilet Organisation gave a humorous and enlightening talk on his work. This is another of FOSG's public forums. Look out for other video recordings on Jack Sim.
This is part of a year long series of forums and discussion for self education and reflection that should lead to the formulation of "the People's Plan" for Singapore by year end.
Conversation with Jack Sim (Part 2)
On World Toilet Organisation...
Jack Sim talks about his WTO (World Toilet Organisation) and the guerrilla marketing strategy he used to put it on the world stage and rubbing shoulders with princes, prime minister and celebrities.
Conversation with Jack Sim (Part 3)
Creating A Movement
Jack spoke of the opportunities in the BOP marketplace of 4 billions and the new education and the gumption needed to leverage on to be successful. Jack Sim has invested $10 millions to build a BOP Design Center at 26 Ubi Road as a de facto "World Trade Center for the Poor" with a mission to sieve proven business models and replicate them in multiple locations leveraging on each others distribution channels and local relationships.
Conversation with Jack Sim (Part 4)
School of Gumption
Jack Sim, a successful businessman by 24 and a maverick who is in charge of the WTO (World Toilet Organisation) talked about the opportunities in the BOP marketplace of 4 billions and the new education and the gumption needed to leverage on to be successful. Jack Sim has invested $10 millions to build a BOP Design Center at 26 Ubi Road as a de facto "World Trade Center for the Poor" with a mission to sieve proven business models and replicate them in multiple locations leveraging on each others distribution channels and local relationships.