The year in review - Singapore

Inequality under the spotlight

More creative measures can be crafted to grow economic opportunities and incomes


The issue of inequality dominated national conversations in the past year, as fears of a widening income divide and declining social mobility became a growing concern.

From coffee shop chatter to grassroots dialogues, in parliamentary speeches and on the pages of a bestselling book and beyond, the problem of an uneven playing field and the challenge of how best to help level it was discussed at length.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 30, 2018, with the headline 'Inequality under the spotlight '. Subscribe