A SECRETLY stupendously rich man falls in love with a poor girl. His mother declares her a gold-digger. Much gnashing of teeth ensues. Beyond its simple romcom plot, however, the film Crazy Rich...

[COPENHAGEN, Denmark] The Nordic countries regularly appear at the top of an annual list of the world's happiest nations, but their reputation as "happiness superpowers" masks the...

EDITORIAL

SINGAPORE is hardly alone in having to contend with the intractable problem of inequality in society - but it surely stands out in its declared commitment to narrowing the rich-poor gap.

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...