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.
We have been experiencing some problems with subscriber log-ins and apologise for the inconvenience caused. Until we resolve the issues, subscribers need not log in to access ST Digital articles. But a log-in is still required for our PDFs.