Bryan R. Lawrence

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Commentary / World Aug 21, 2012

Whose future is it anyway?

Singapore's paternalistic government is unappealing to many Americans — media restrictions, one-party rule, harsh penalties for gum-chewing. But Singapore's retirement system is a model of honesty and transparency compared with U.S. Medicare and Social Security. In 1984, then-Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew redesigned his country's retirement ...