... can be “brutally unsentimental”, as put by Jeffrey Sachs. Pockets of failures in the market are impossible to deny because not everyone in the
economy starts from the same baseline. Endowments like wealth, ...
Saturday, 30 March 2013
... is to build a low-tax but low-wage “warehouse
economy” competing on price, another is to compete on quality, by increasing taxes and regulation to invest in human capital for a highly productive workforce.In ...
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
By Kua Kia Soong
First published in The Malaysian Insider
WE look at the Republicans and Democrats in the US, Conservatives and Labour in the UK and we say that their general election is like ...
Friday, 18 January 2013
economy slows down, the strain of everyday financial survival will be expressed at some point, somehow. The reality that prosperity and advancement, the promise of any market economy, ...
Thursday, 29 November 2012
... negatively impacting the
economy of this country.
Pakatan Rakyat is also very concerned that a TOL was granted despite:
1) there being no clear indications from either Lynas Corp or AELB if ...
Saturday, 04 February 2012
... their capital stake in the
Article 153 abused after 1971
The 1971 amendments to Article 153, namely, (8A) on the “quota system”, have likewise been implemented by UMNO according to ...
Thursday, 19 January 2012
... talking about transforming the country into a high income
economy without having straightened out public institutions.
“Everybody knows that investors will only invest in our country when they are ...
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
... many to recount but here are a few Sir….
When they destroyed our hallowed institutions!
When they raped and plundered the
When they toyed with our children’s future!
When they ignored ...
Wednesday, 29 December 2010
Soon after independence we were already a highly successful developing country. We had begun the infrastructure building and diversification of our
economy that would be the foundation for further ...
Sunday, 05 December 2010
... and diversification of our
economy that would be the foundation for further growth. We carried out an import-substitution programme that stimulated local productive capacity. From there, we started an ...
Saturday, 31 July 2010
economy needs to continuously harness the labor of Malaysians and thus there is the demand for domestic workers to fill the vacuum left when women work outside their homes. But this need cannot be met ...
Thursday, 27 May 2010
... not degenerate further, as the government of the day battles to liberalise the
economy and stem the emigration of increasing numbers of those it designates as “Malay”.
Hyperbolic statements of the ...
Monday, 10 May 2010
... by virtue of living in the towns had access to better schools and a fluid job market, if they competed for them. In the estates mobility is limited and the future all about staying in that
Thursday, 29 April 2010
... borrowers. Then came the horror. The scandalous subprime crisis brought the US
economy to its knees, and wreaked recession on the rest of the globalised economies of the world. Back home, the fragile ...
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
... of the dreams of a high-income
economy and the NEM would be pretty meaningless for people like them. In most likelihood, a frustration will build up as the world passes them by. And then what?
Sunday, 11 April 2010
... of real
economy. The jungle provides. Mostly, they forage for a living. They have a number of small garden patches, but these have been left largely untended. The village is littered with pigs and little ...
Saturday, 20 February 2010
... not," he says, In 2000, Malaysia had around 80,000 official expatriates. By 2008, this figure had shrunk to 38,000 as the collapsing global
economy cut into trade and thus trade and Malaysian exports. ...
Friday, 19 February 2010
... 'corruption helped boost the
economy'. Corruption does not boost the economy, my friends, it only makes the rich richer, and the poor poorer.
And yes, I admit that change is hard to come by. That ...
Friday, 01 January 2010
Revisiting the middle income trap
I would like to revisit the argument of that speech to develop it further.
We are stagnating. The signs of a low growth
economy are all around us. Wages ...
Sunday, 13 December 2009
... incalculable damage to lives and the country’s
The two-document deal, inked in a small hotel in Hatyai, bore the names of Malaysia’s highest-level government officials, their Thai counterparts ...
Thursday, 03 December 2009