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Hope for anti-PAPpists yet?

In Political governance on 10/11/2016 at 4:35 am

What investors misunderstand about the politics of rage

A sense of political disenfranchisement, not falling incomes, is key driver of populism

The above is the title of a FT article (behind pay wall and published before Trump Triumphant) about “a broad-based rejection of centre-left and centre-right parties across richer countries”.

Well if

A sense of political disenfranchisement, not falling incomes, is key driver of populism

is correct, then the PAP’s strategy of spending more of our money on ourselves may not work because the problem is not just the lack of money but something deeper.

So anti-PAPpists put on yr thinking caps and go out among the people to find out more about their angst and concerns: don’t sit on yr brains.

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  1. Don’t discount 50 years of PAP induced utilitarian thinking. Money walks and talks – happy with crumbs. Spending more of our money on us will work for a long time. Politics of tax and spend, distribution and redistribution are swahili to Singaporeans.

    More serious note, the political bankruptcy of centrist ideologies has been evident for sometime. There is too little difference between centre-left and centre-right that it is very easy to become disenfranchised becos it seems there are no solutions and everything is the same. It has now physically manifested in votes.

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