Updated: Dec 24, 2020
"Kenneth Paul Tan, associate professor at the National University of Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, said the country's traditional focus on personal thrift and meritocracy is not enough to ensure continued prosperity in the face of rising inequality. 'Singapore can afford to share its wealth more generously so that all its people can live in dignity and flourish as citizens,' he said. 'With creativity and ingenuity, policies can be designed to manage incentives, prevent abuse of the system and keep Singapore competitive. None of this will be easy, of course, but Singapore has a history of solving intractable problems. Why not this one?'"