Singapore, US and the challenge of income inequality

DPM Heng's 'bridge-building' speech highlights proactive approach to a problem that is one of the core issues of US presidential election

Mr Donald Trump. Mr Xi Jinping. Mr Boris Johnson. Mr Narendra Modi. Mr Rodrigo Duterte. Mr Scott Morrison. Mr Jair Bolsonaro.

Whatever continent on which you may find yourself, populism now equals power.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 28, 2019, with the headline 'Singapore, US and the challenge of income inequality'. Subscribe