PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS DEBATE

THOUGH Singapore's progress has created new problems and inequalities, universal welfare is not the solution, said Education Minister Ong Ye Kung during the debate on the President's...

[SINGAPORE] Tackling inequality is a national priority, with social stratification already threatening cohesiveness, said Education Minister Ong Ye Kung on Tuesday (May 15).

COMMENTARY

SINCE the Great Recession of 2007-2009, most economists have begun to regard finance as a key driver of the business cycle. But the precise dynamics are not yet fully understood.

COMMENTARY

WHAT are the limits of inequality? In a world with virtual reality, history might be an unreliable guide. Time was you could imagine a peasant revolt: If the poorest were starving, they wouldn't...

GLOBALLY, income inequality has collapsed over the past 25 years. A lower proportion of the world population live in poverty today than at any time in human history. People doing the same job in...