Actually, Singapore has been following America in many aspects of our governance and economic development.
Here are some of the positive aspects of "following America"
a) We achieved good economic growth and prosperity under the global economic system and free trade promoted by America.
b) We achieved a high standard of living and benefit from the modern lifestyle made possible by technology.
We also suffered from the bad aspects of "following America".
a) We have high income inequality, among the worst in the word.
b) We have a high cost of living which is too costly for most of the workers.
c) We have high cost of health care and high cost of education, but perhaps not as bad as America.
Bernie Sanders, a leading Democratic candidate, wants to introduce the following policy changes, if he is elected as President.
a) To reduce income inequality by introducing a minimum wage of US $15 an hour over a number of years.
b) To require the top 1% high income earners to pay their fair share of tax by removing the tax loopholes.
c) To introduce a universal health care system and free college education, largely paid for from tax revenues
Singapore should take the steps that are proposed by Bernie Sanders, to overcome the problems faced by the people of Singapore. These problems are similar to those faced by the people of America.