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No Entitlements

drrisk2 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 5:49 PM
"Many maids make as little as S$420 (US$337) to S$450 (US$360) a month. They should be treated better." Christ. You have turned into a lieberal. They wouldn't take the job if they had some other prospect. Ad why would you care, anyway? I don't. This is the last column of yours that I will read.

SINGAPORE -- While the U.S. unemployment rate "dropped" to 7.7 percent last month -- a figure even The Washington Post acknowledged was due " large part because the labor force fell by 350,000..." -- here in this modern and prosperous city-state of slightly more than 5 million people, unemployment is practically nonexistent.

A taxi driver tells me, "Everyone here works." With unemployment at an astonishingly low 1.9 percent, he is nearly right.

In part, this is due to a work ethic that seems to be in the genes here. But there is something else at work that should astound...