Saturday, February 24, 2024

Flat rate tax

 I prefer that a flat rate of tax be applied to all income, rather than a variable rate that is applied to differnt bands of income.

Friday, February 23, 2024

Thursday, February 22, 2024

China and the Asian Tigers

 China and the Asian tigers made significant economic development due to the inflow of foreign capital, technology and its largely authoritarian government.

Monday, February 19, 2024

SG Wallet and SG card

 I suggest that the government introduce the SG wallet and SG card for digital payment. It will soon become the dominant form of digital payment in Singapore.

Friday, February 16, 2024

Thursday, February 08, 2024

Fear of retrenchment

 I send this suggestion to DPM Lawrence Wong on how to address the fear of retrenchment felt by workers in Singapore.

Wednesday, February 07, 2024

My message to transport minister

 I sent this message to the minister for transport.

Dear Minister,
I have three suggestions on SimplyGo and ERP 2.0.
Integrate fare systems earlier than 2030
Use of SimplyGo for retail payments
I hope that you find them useful.
I am available to explain these suggestions to you or your officers.

Tan Kin Lian

Use of Simply Go card for retail payment

 I will suggest to the transport minister to use this approach to make the SimplyGo card actively used for retail payments.

Suggestion to phase in ERP 2.0

I will suggest to the transport minister to adopt this approach to phase in ERP 2.0

Sunday, February 04, 2024

Friday, February 02, 2024

Democracy, socialism and communism

 In this article, I explain my perspective of the difference between democracy, socialism and communist. I also explain why I prefer the socialist economic system and the communist political system.

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Cost of constructing MRT lines

 The cost of constructing the MRT line in Singapore is several times higher than other Asian countries.

Cost of commuter train fares in major cities

 The cost of commuter train (MRT) per km is Singapore is similar to other major cities in Asia. It is less than half of the western countries.

Financial results of Land Transport Authority

 The Land Transport Authority is incurring a large deficit of $3 billion a year. This may lead to big hikes in public transport fare. It is urgent for LTA to rationalize the public transport system and reduced wasteful spending.

Sunday, January 21, 2024

Currency manipulation

 The American government has a practice of accusing other countries of "manipulating their currencies". This is a false and dishonest accusation. Here is my perspective.

Make CNY a reserve currency

 I suggest that China should take the following step to make the CNY as an alternative reserve currency. This will reduce the dominance of the USD in the international financial system.

Saturday, January 20, 2024

An alternative reserve currency

 I offer this suggestion to the China government to develop the CNY as an alternative reserve currency. This will provide an option for central banks to invest their reserves in the CNY and China stocks.

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