Singapore’s Demographic Woes Are of Its Own Making

Lee Kuan Yew, the founding prime minister of Singapore, is one of the great statesmen of the twentieth century. At 88 he is a bit unsteady on his feet and attends a lot of funerals, but his mind is as clear as ever. A man of steely resolve, he turned a tiny, defenseless, impoverished, and racially and politically divided island with no natural resources into an economic powerhouse.

Today Singapore is a leading financial center, is the world's easiest...

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #23, Winter 2012 Copyright © 2020 Salvo |