5/12/2012

The fearsome population numbers




We need a population growth of 25,000 to 30,000 immigrants a year to sustain our society and economy, so said the wise men. There is no better solution. This is probably another CBF solution that is the best and nothing but the best. No other mortals will be able to think of anything else out of this box, the box that all the super talents’ brains are boxed in.

If these new annual intakes, they are mostly adults, were to turn citizens and move into a single ward constituency like Hougang, what kind of impact it will have on the social and political balance of the ward? Hougang only has about 23,000 voters. At 25,000 to 30,000, there will be one Hougang equivalent of voters in the making every year. On the other hand, the babies being produced by the citizens would need another 21 years to come into stream.

Don’t pray pray with this kind of input.

10 comments:

Matilah_Singapura said...

I am skeptical about economic modelling and predictions. Forget about predicting the future through the religious faith in mathematical modelling of human behaviour and activity.

However I am in favour of keeping borders open to the flow of ideas, capital and labour.

Let it happen "naturally". Keep it easy for private enterprise, and allow them to get and use their resources with little govt regulation, and the right policies.

Whether it is 9 million or 15 million...these are just "guessimates" whether you use computers to invent the arbitrary figures, or like me alcohol and talking cock in Holland V.

From personal observation, Singapore is a far more happening and hip place with it present growing population than it was before. The private sector is BOILING, and it is GLOBAL.

You have people like Jim Rogers and Eduardo Severin (Facebook) moving there and making it their home.

Fabulous!

Matilah_Singapura said...

A nice tax break just before Facebook's IPO.

Why pay 40% + tax, plus the specter of Obama's raid on the wealthy looming over your head when you can emigrate to a happening, hip place?

What a smart young man!

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

I agree if immigration flows 'naturally' and not cooked up or sped up by clever people. As for little regulation, free market mechanism, you should view the video posted by Bengster, Money, power and Wall Street, which unfolded the story of the subprime crisis.

I am wondering whether I would want to spend time doing a summary of it and how our stupid super talents are falling into the same trap. Free market without or with little regulation is a recipe for total destruction when greed took over from sensibilities.

Anonymous said...

'stupid super talents' or super stupid talents?

Oh, never mind, they are the same!

Matilah_Singapura said...

The free market has been a favourite whipping boy and go-to scapegoat when things go awry for 600 years.

The free market is not "fair" -- it was never meant to be. The free market is JUST. "Justice" and "fairness" are not the same. "Justice" is EARNED -- a consequence of chosen action. "Fairness" is mostly about being equal. People are not equal -- that's a fact, take it or leave it.

In every market, some people play dirty, and sometimes the dirty buggers "win" -- but only in the short term, where they can con the maximum number of people before they are caught out and their scams exposed. Because there is a never-ending supply of suckers, scam-srtists will always be around. Caveat emptor is a good idea, but it is not an impenetrable armour. You still can kena.

By now it should already be apparent that regulation has little effect to reduce the scams or the magnitude of the scams. You regulate too much, you punish the SME's unfairly. The big boys and the cheats will still prevail.

Anonymous said...

Why does Desmond Choo want to represent Hougang people in Parliament?

Will he ask questions like;

1.When will we get back our CPF money in full?

2.How much money did Temasek and GIC lose in the 2008 financial crisis?

Anonymous said...

How many Fs?

Matilah_Singapura said...

@anon 1011

No need for an answer from parliament, although simply to ask the question and listen to the bullshit answers they'll give is always interesting and a worthy conversation topic at the local kopi tiam.

Anyway to you questions, the answers most people know and accept:

1. CPF -- not your money anymore. Be thankful for what crumbs you can "liberate", actually its more like the crumbs the gov will allow you to peck your hungry beaks at. Peck, peck, peck.

2. Most people lost money in the GFC. Why should Temasek be different? Chances are good that they lost more than they care to admit publicly.

denk said...

hello chua

more drunken sailors on the way
http://tinyurl.com/86toqds

a white trash get whacked
http://tinyurl.com/7u2eq6h

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

The white guy must be desperate. Trying to mess around with a young girl in a Chinese city all by himself.