September 30, 2017

Free Market Facts: What big government Liberals could learn from Singapore

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

As the federal Liberals negotiate NAFTA insisting on including gender and abolishing right to work laws, it becomes apparent that when big government gets involved in trade deals, the end result will be disastrous. 

Big government tends towards rules that result in forms of protectionism at the cost of what’s best for the economy, jobs, businesses and consumers.

Free trade can only exist when there are two willing partners, and while it isn’t a global reality, there are successful economies based on open market policies and small government.

For example, take a look at Singapore. It has one of the freest markets in the world and has consistently been ranked as a top place to do business.

This country’s government gets it right by foregoing taxes on around 99% of imports, by spending less, and by implementing low taxes thereby making it easier for people to run a business.

It also incentivizes bureaucrats based on how well the economy is faring.

Singapore is a great example of how small government and business friendly policies are a huge compliment to the economy.

Imagine the benefits if all governments used open market policies.

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commented 2017-10-02 01:28:52 -0400
Something else not mentioned about Singapore …

One party rule; elections are a formality.

No free press, severe restrictions on access to online content.

No pornography or salacious media of any kind permitted.

Prostitution is legal and heavily regulated.

Drug possession is illegal; possession of 1 gram of pot will get you 10 years in prison; trafficking will get you the death penalty – death by firing squad.

All citizens are required to be housed – 80% of Singapore’s housing is public; 90% of remaining housing is by owner.

Health care is a public utility and freely available.

Standards of public conduct are strictly enforced; standards of public utilities are strictly enforced. Everything works and works very well.

The government has mandated that there is religious tolerance at all times – no criticism of another religion is permitted.

Chewing gum is illegal.

All foreign arriving mail is searched for illegal content.

In other words, Singapore is a well-run dictatorship.
commented 2017-10-01 14:32:04 -0400
Al Peterson commented…
" What Liberal government can learn and will learn are two different things. Being lefties, they will learn nothing. I know it’s old but I’ll say it again for any newcomers:

The Three Pillars of Leftiedom:
1. they never learn from their mistakes.
2. They never learn from other people’s mistakes (i.e. history).
3. They refuse to exercise discernment. "

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I’d like to add two more:

4. They stay righteous and sanctimonious.
5. They stay uninformed of world trends and current events.
commented 2017-10-01 10:27:25 -0400
What Liberal government can learn and will learn are two different things. Being lefties, they will learn nothing. I know it’s old but I’ll say it again for any newcomers:

The Three Pillars of Leftiedom:
1. they never learn from their mistakes.
2. They never learn from other people’s mistakes (i.e. history).
3. They refuse to exercise discernment.
commented 2017-10-01 10:14:20 -0400
M103 can’t come fast enough for the CRIMEMINISTER and his Muslim cabinet
Even the c b c won’t be able to report this
commented 2017-10-01 08:26:41 -0400
@ Krispy LaRue commented 1 hour ago
> Breaking News <

" ‘Acts of terrorism’ in Edmonton: Officer stabbed, pedestrians run down "

And so it begins.

If this was from one of Trudeau’s imports, all hell is gonna break loose.
______________________________________________________________
This will be suppressed and if it is required justy the fagboy will step in to ensure the outcome is minimized.

“We need to understand and help them” will be the theme from those in power.
commented 2017-10-01 07:00:46 -0400
> Breaking News <

" ‘Acts of terrorism’ in Edmonton: Officer stabbed, pedestrians run down "

And so it begins.

If this was from one of Trudeau’s imports, all hell is gonna break loose.
commented 2017-09-30 21:52:35 -0400
There’s no doubt Singapore is a developed nation with booming economy based on pen market. However, I don’t think comparing Canadian economy with Singapore is a good example for one big reason; Singapore is devoid of any natural resources or domestic manufacturing, since its independence it has depended on exports for every consumable item. It’s true Singapore is a free port with very little import duty but that’s because most of the imports are meant for export, a very little portion of those imports are for actual domestic consumption. Singapore is like a Trading Post.
On the other hand Canada is blessed with some of the richest natural resources on this planet along with the capability of manufacturing various products; consumable as well as hi-tech. It became a fully developed, first world country because the politicians, industrialists & businessmen of the era has sense to develop & make good use of our resources and kept manufacturing within Canada.
Unfortunately the current generation of Canadian politicians, unlike Singapore politicians, work for big corporations & globalists they’re hell bent upon destroying Canada by either selling our natural resources to foreign entities or shutting them down and creating circumstances for closure of manufacturing plants, it’s been going on for last 4 decades and they’ll not stop until Canada becomes a third world country (if we could still call it a country), where all it’s natural resources are owned by foreign govt. or corporations, it’s people are relegated to the status of subjects with no rights & liberty to speak of. Picture Canadians as chinese during 1960’s & 70’s with an addition of that we’ll be governed by sharia mixed with some communist style laws and none of our resources will be used for the benefit of Canadians.
commented 2017-09-30 21:06:25 -0400
You speak common sense and logic Holly. Concepts so foreign to this Liberal sjw government that they are probably branded as hate speech.

@ William Elder, "Petty insular sophomoric contrarian politics " about says it all but I would add ‘infantile’ to that description.. strange times. Very strange representation for Canada.
commented 2017-09-30 19:47:13 -0400
Petty insular sophomoric contrarian politics permeate Liberal dialogue in vital economic discussion. America is rethinking a deal that Canada’s economy literally depends on for its life blood, jut these puerile non-economic issues keep being put out as demands, antagonizing our biggest trade partner. I’m in gob-smacked awe at the total detachment from mainstream Canadian commerce displayed by this government. I’m in further astonishment that they make no attempt to conceal their lack of understanding of this nation, its people and our concerns. It’s like having Martians presuming to represent Canadian interests.

This nation has lost the manufacturing might and low cost energy which pulled it from a backwater colonial nation to an economic world power and created its large middle class, now these treasonous bastards are killing the commerce for the resource based industry that is left. It’s almost like they intend t collapse our economy.
commented 2017-09-30 18:25:49 -0400
I like their politician rate of pay.
commented 2017-09-30 18:22:02 -0400
It’s all true.. but a couple of notes… to be a teacher in Singapore, they must be in the top 30% of their graduating class, and teachers are incentivized. it’s doubtful that teachers unions in Canada could ever accept such conditions… as well, we have had it too good, too easy, for too long, especially due to abundant natural resources. Singapore has few resources and is forced to be highly competitive in the financial sector and other service industries…. It’s very doubtful that the average Canadain would ever tolerate working so incredibly hard and smart… and with excessive hours. Of course, some in Canada would, I’m talking about on average.
To point this out in a meaningful way, take a look at Singapore Airlines compared to Air Canada.
When I return to Canada, from visiting Singapore, it looks like the whole world is over-sized and moving in slow-motion.