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lukemcire Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 5:02 AM
Singapore is also a military dictatorship in which evangelizing for Christianity is an offer nice punishable by fines, imprisonment and caning.
silentCalfan Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 2:58 AM
Baloney. Singapore is a parliamentary democracy with a British common law judicial system. It is also multi-ethnic and multi-cultural. It is extremely prosperous because the government encourages work and self-reliance, not dependence on welfare.
lukemcire Wrote: Dec 16, 2012 7:29 AM
You are ignorant of the facts.
David70 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 7:15 AM
So is the use, possession or trafficing in drugs.

SINGAPORE -- While the U.S. unemployment rate "dropped" to 7.7 percent last month -- a figure even The Washington Post acknowledged was due "...in 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...