Commentary

The S$370,000-a-year drug

The S$370,000-a-year drug

Kalydeco is truly a wonder drug. Developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, it is the first medicine that attacks not only the symptoms, but the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis, a...

When democracies fail to deliver

When democracies fail to deliver

In his pathbreaking essay The End of History and the Last Man, published 25 years ago, Dr Francis Fukuyama predicted universalisation of Western liberal democracy as the final...

What CPF reform should achieve

What CPF reform should achieve

Earlier this week saw a lively discussion on reforming the Central Provident Fund or CPF at a forum organised by the Institute of Policy Studies. Several ideas have been thrown...

Europe sleeps as Putin waits

In the aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine, there has been no shortage of shameful behaviour: The appalling disrespect shown to the remains of...

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