PAP FT policy trying to avoid this mistake?

In Economy on 08/04/2018 at 10:52 am

In The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon wrote: “The narrow policy of preserving, without any foreign mixture, the pure blood of the ancient citizens, had checked the fortune, and hastened the ruin, of Athens and Sparta. The aspiring genius of Rome sacrificed vanity to ambition, and deemed it more prudent, as well as honourable, to adopt virtue and merit for her own wheresoever they were found, among slaves or strangers, enemies or barbarians.”

Well we now have an FT jnr minister Dr. Janil Puthucheary who comes from M’sia and FTs by the cattle truck load.

  1. does his sons have brit passports ?

  2. gibbon was incorrect; roman nobles had mistresses, many of barbarian origins, and they could legitimize their offsprings; gene stock decline is a minor factor; major factor is rich becoming richer and poor becoming poorer – today, rich can benefit from various new investment opportunities, while middle class might struggle just to repay mortgage – so the citizen army, that came from independent farmer class – oldest son inherit property, second son go join army – lose recruits as previous independent farmers lose their property when they get into debt because of illness, poor harvest, war damage, etc, from which they could not recover; they became hired farm hands, jobless town mob, even slaves, and did not have the same patriotic motivation

  3. PAPies will continue to keep a tight lid on FTs by the cattle load. At least until 2020. Flood gates will re-open after GE … reality strikes … SG still needs another 1M workers … 95% will be from foreigners. To keep wage costs down & to reel in more-or-less “talents” at cheap rates. More good years ahead!! LOL!!

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