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The best policies are those with empathy

Cold, hard logic has a certain appeal, and many public policies in Singapore are successfully guided by it.

Take the principle behind home ownership: Give people a stake in the nation and they will feel invested in it.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 15, 2019, with the headline 'The best policies are those with empathy'. Subscribe