Children are vulnerable to comparisons but barring displays of wealth in school may not work in this age of social media. Yuen Sin argues for alternative ways for schools to address issues of class divide.
Is a country's age about its years of independence, or about the psychology of its people and their attitude towards the future? Han Fook Kwang explores this issue in an Opinion piece in the Straits Times.
Meritocracy: the great delusion that ingrains inequality
Jo Littler explores in this Opinion article the shortfalls of meritocracy, observing that from Theresa May to Donald Trump, leaders sell it as a system of fairness – and argues that ‘merit’ has been manipulated to privilege the wealthy.
As people share and store more personal data online, and the UK's population becomes increasingly diverse, policy makers need to consider the implications that these trends have on identity over the next 10 years, argues Olivia Solon.
They’re on buses, atop buildings, in parks, and inside drains as part of the island’s vision to become the world’s first “Smart Nation.” But what do they mean for privacy? Linda Poon discusses their implications in this thought piece.
Former foreign minister George Yeo, in a speech to officials, diplomats, academics and students at the S. Rajaratnam Lecture, discusses Singapore's complex identity, and how this might be a unique quality to be embraced.