Saturday, February 19, 2022

Job support scheme was largely wasteful

 The govt spent a large sum from the reserves to support the economy and jobs during the pandemic.

A large part of the spending was wasteful. Because of the wasteful spending, we now have to pay higher GST.
The Job Support Scheme is an example of a wasteful spending. What was the alternative?

Wisdom of the Crowd - New Issues

1. Is America justified to freeze the assets of Afghanistan
2. Should Safe Entry recording be stopped now?
3. Create jobs for unemployed people to be Safe Entry ambassadors.

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WOTC - Beijing Winter Olympics

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Promoting cashless payment

 I suggest that we have a NFC card linked to the Pay Now account, so that it can be used to make cashless payment conveniently.

Instead of taking many steps to make a Pay Now payment, the customer use the NFC card to tap on the merchant's device.

Covid statistics from MOH - 15 Feb 2022

 In this post, I analyze the covid statistics from MOH for 15 Feb 2022.

We should expect 6 deaths a day based on 20,000 cases. The number of cases and deaths should fall over the next few weeks.

WOTC - Amnesty for protestors

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 51% of the respondents said that Hong Kong should give an amnesty to the protesters in the 2019 riots.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Wisdom of the Crowd - New Issues

1. Is Russia an aggressor in the Ukraine crisis?
2. Do you answer telephone calls from MOH.

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WOTC - Combat bank scams

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 60% of the respondents said that the best way to stop bank scams is to educate consumers to avoid being scammed.

Provide low cost treatment in public hospitals

The public health service can be kept affordable.

They should treat all patients with inexpensive generic drugs. They should avoid branded drugs.

Often, the generic drugs are suitable to treat the patients. They have been tested for decades and found to be effective anyway.

Counter productive to carry out daily covid testing of travelers

I am puzzled by the need for a traveler to carry out a daily covid test for several days on arriving into another country.

I find it to be troublesome and unnecessary.

Monday, February 14, 2022

Wisdom of the Crowd - New Issues

1. Will Russia invade Ukraine?
2. When will GST be increased to 9%?
3. Will Pritam Singh lose his leadership of Worker's Party
4. Social gambling will be legalized in Singapore

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WOTC - Select someone based on past experience

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 56% of respondents prefer to keep an open mind between selecting someone who succeeded before and another who failed before.

Wisdom of the Crowd - New Issues


1. Will Russia invade Ukraine?
2. When will GST be increased to 9%?

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Sunday, February 13, 2022

 Wisdom of the Crowd: 57% of the respondents said that users should not be allowed to post views anonymously in social media.

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