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Wiki leaks on sg

Post by AngMoG » Wed, 07 Aug 2013 1:32 pm

Found this to be a very interesting read:

Granted, the cable is a bit old by now... but it is surprising how little has changed in the meantime. Interesting to note:
2007 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report (GEM) showed
that, among the surveyed OECD and developed economies,
Singapore was consistently below the mean for all indicators
of social and cultural attitudes toward entrepreneurship.
That has not changed too much, if I look at the latest report: ... 012-report .
Entrepreneurs continue to face obstacles in a number
of sectors in the form of Government-Linked Corporations
(GLCs), which account for nearly 60 percent of the national
GDP. Temasek Holdings, the government's investment arm, is
by far the largest investor in Singapore, with an estimated
50-percent stake in Singapore's GLCs.
We all know that GLCs are major economic players here, but the magnitude surprised me a bit.
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Post by PNGMK » Wed, 07 Aug 2013 1:44 pm

Time will tell whether it can promote
creativity, critical-thinking, and innovation in society by
loosening up on social issues and tinkering with the
education system while keeping politics in quarantine. One
way or another, Singapore's flirtation with openness will
provide another interesting chapter in its unique history as
a social-engineering petri dish.

Time didn't tell - the last GE did.

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Post by katbh » Wed, 07 Aug 2013 1:47 pm

Yes, but nothing new.

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Post by nakatago » Wed, 07 Aug 2013 1:50 pm

Reminds me of Buster Bluth's relationship to his mother, Lucille.
"A quokka is what would happen if there was an anime about kangaroos."

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Post by Chantikki » Thu, 08 Aug 2013 2:28 pm

thanks for posting that, interesting reading :)

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