Month: September 2015

Examining Sipilä’s “Fake Austerity” via an Economics Framework.

Hi guys! Long post ahead, make some coffeeee ❤ Today I will be blogging an Keynesian perspective on the current Finnish protracted recession. There are only few sound economic analysis I’d found thus far, and I think one great blog post examining this phenomena from an economic lens is– Sipilänomics: Finland’s fake austerity . So this post is a further economic supplement to that excellent analysis, because here I illustrate the AD-AS macroeconomic framework and use a globally acknowledged simple macro-economic equation to illustrate the phenomenon. I am taking time to blog this post because I love Finns and Finland, and I DO wish the best for the country. There is a high possibility that my future kids will grow up in Finland.  I want to provide an economic perspective so that any commoner who can read English can consider what is happening in Finland from an economic perspective, because I know that most Finns aren’t really educated in Economics. Many with a keen interest in society instead choose to study sociology. I did Economics with honours for four years at …

Deconstructing Dr. Chee: From “Crazy” to “Charismatic”.

(Dr. Chee’s photo from Today Online!) Wow, wow, wow! This #GE2015 has been SO interesting. I’m so glad I’m back in Singapore for all the action. Apologies for the long hiatus–I’d been busy with work recently! This year has been an eye-opening political year for me, ranging from school, to having coffee with Roy Ngerng in Norway, to making many friends with political activists from all over the world, randomly. But today I want take an hour to pen my thoughts on a political figure who has recently intrigued and captured the imaginations of many Singaporeans—Dr. Chee Soon Juan. I’m very amazed by him because I remembered just the last elections, people were still saying that he’s mad/crazy, but this election, just today– people are forming crazy long queues to buy his book along Raffles Place! Photo I found off facebook which illustrates this point: That’s nothing short of amazing Public Relations, and great communication!  Coincidentally, I wrote my masters thesis on advertisements and wedding fairs, and read up a lot of materials on media rhetoric in the process–so I think I can deconstruct …