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Fighting fake news and growing income gap

From climate change to smartphone addiction, fake news to the workplace revolution, ST writers lay out the new decade’s challenges and their hopes and wishes

The widening gap between top and bottom income earners in societies around the world is a growing concern for many, and has fuelled protests globally.

Several countries have embarked on redistributive measures to level the playing field, and in Singapore these range from heftier subsidies for pre-school education, to cash support for low-wage workers, to grants for aged persons as well as those caring for them.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 12, 2020, with the headline 'Fighting fake news and growing income gap '. Print Edition | Subscribe