Inequality looks like this? Help!

The narrative we construct for our little world is so different from low-income people's reality

Understanding inequality in Singapore (or anywhere else) is hard work.

It is easy to make speeches on it or to write a commentary like this. There are numerous statistics one can cite, on income, what the rich earn compared to the poor, the type of work they do, their savings and so on, to make the case that Singapore has (and many other countries have) an unequal society.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 18, 2018, with the headline 'Inequality looks like this? Help!'. Print Edition | Subscribe