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One of the beacons of UK social housing policy, the legislation from 1919 that became known as the Addison Act after its sponsor, the minister of health Christopher Addison, imposed for the first time a duty on councils to build good quality and affordable housing. But, as with most policies, it was only partially effective. …

Second Minister for Education and Finance Indranee Rajah said Singapore needs to build an “enabling meritocracy” that uplifts those at the bottom without capping the growth of those at the top. Widening inequality in Singapore has triggered calls for a rethink of meritocracy, but the solution to the problem lies not in abolishing it altogether …