More than a decade ago, a bespectacled NUS lecturer warned of rising poverty and the risk of a ballooning income gap. PAP leaders accused him of engaging in the "politics of jealous", he was later bankrupted and jailed. His name is Chee Soon Juan and today our income gap is the highest in the developed world and we are now talking about an emerging ultra-underclass among us.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
A few weeks ago, I saw a documentary on the Challenger disaster. The disaster was not an unavoidable accident - far from it. Prior to the launch, engineers from the company making the 'O' rings highlighted there would be serious problems because they were not made for the low temperatures at the time of the launch. One engineer even screamed at the management and begged them not to go ahead. He was overruled and silenced because the management wanted to meet the launch schedule. The heroic engineer in the NASA story who fought his management never forgave himself for not fighting harder to prevent the deaths of the astronauts.
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Posted by Lucky Tan