Peering into SG100: What then next?

I had a conversation with Chung-An the other day about how the DNA of the city-states (alas the last one is no longer a state, so to speak :p) of Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong are fundamentally, genetically different because while we started as a composite of the uneducated masses from the South of China and other places, Taiwan enjoyed the exodus of intellectual elites from mainland China, Hong Kong I do not quite know…

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Addressing the Tragedy of the Commons

I said in 2014, January 31st that “The spectre haunting our world now is the problem of collective action in addressing these systemic failures.” and going through the International Baccalaureate economics text recently, boy did I get an intellectual high from stumbling upon the works of Elinor Ostrom on addressing just that! — Bottom-up governance of the commons — tastefully served by the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economics no less. Commons are typically natural…

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