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  • Four Principles of Intergenerational Equity for Managing the Reserves

    By: IPS Editor | Dec 04, 2018 | Hits: 208

    During the 2018 Budget debate in Singapore, considerable time was dedicated to discussing the Net Investment Returns Contribution (NIRC) framework. Under the constitution, the NIRC framework allows the government to utilise up to 50 per cent of the expected long-term real returns from investing the reserves. Central to the debate regarding NIRC was whether we…..

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  • Commentary: Steps to a society of compassion and solidarity we can be proud of

    By: IPS Editor | Aug 06, 2018 | Hits: 1264

    “人在江湖,身不由己”. This is a commonly used Mandarin expression which states that as one steps out into the world, one cannot expect to live as one wishes to. Some may choose, heroically, to pay the price of living by their lofty ideals, but this statement justifies the need to set those ideals aside. What happens if one’s…..

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  • CareShield Life: What’s fair versus what’s right

    By: IPS Editor | Aug 02, 2018 | Hits: 852

    The debate over the recently announced national severe disability insurance scheme CareShield Life seems to be on the issue of actuarial fairness of premium pricing. Gender differentiated premiums require women to pay premiums 23 per cent higher than men of equivalent age. Other groups such as older cohorts currently in legacy ElderShield schemes (CareShield Life’s…..

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  • Shaping the future of Singapore’s heartlands

    By: admintest admintest | Apr 26, 2018 | Hits: 1414

    Someone once told me that in Singapore, HDB flats are ‘like the air we breathe’. They are so much a part of our life because more than 80 per cent of our residential population live in them. Even if you do not live in an HDB flat, you would have used some of the amenities…..

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  • Building a gracious society in Singapore

    By: admintest admintest | Oct 11, 2017 | Hits: 5874

    Singaporeans have expressed the wish for a more gracious society in the next 50 years and while the government can encourage and facilitate this graciousness, it is something the citizens themselves have to produce, said former top civil servant Lim Siong Guan on Tuesday (Oct 10). This could take a generation, and Singapore has to…..

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  • Creating a Liveable Singapore: Kampong Spirit 2.0

    By: admintest admintest | Feb 23, 2017 | Hits: 2995

    One feature of a great, sustainable liveable city is robust neighbourhoods, where the community is inclusive and everyone plays a role in making the place vibrant and safe. How can we encourage such a culture? One way would be through getting members of the community to pool their resources for maximum efficiency and benefit. We…..

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