Investing in Inclusive Growth

– Lee Jong-Wha SEOUL – Inequality has skyrocketed in recent decades, and those who have not shared in the fruits of economic growth and development are becoming increasingly frustrated. Some political leaders have responded to rising public discontent with massive...

This is How We Can Talk About Inequality More Effectively in 2019

Images: Unsplash It’s been a decade since I first started questioning the version of meritocracy that our education system upholds. Back in 2009, contemporary philosopher Alain de Botton spoke about a kinder, gentler philosophy of success. He mentioned that our common...

To Understand What the Underprivileged Need, We Must Understand How They Eat

Photography by author. It’s not every day that an interviewee’s family asks you to stay for dinner, but at 8:30 PM on a Thursday night, I dig into store-bought beef hor fun with 54-year-old Steven Seow and his wife at their dining table. This is paired with possibly...

The Problem With O Level Success Stories, Especially Those Who “Overcome the Odds”

Featured image: Straits Times (facebook) / Unsplash (cover) It’s been 12 years since I collected my O Level results, but the annual narratives that society perpetuates when it comes to our education coverage remain mind-numbingly predictable. Despite the Ministry of...