Sunday, May 27, 2012
WP wins 62.1%
I thought the WP would win but have no idea about the margin.
I think the PAP because a defeat like this hurt so much is learning all the wrong lessons, which can only serve them with more defeats. The PM says they will win back Hougang (win back?) in a future election. Why not make it the next one?
To me the stinging defeat sends the message that what the government had done since GE 2011 is not enough. Simple as that.
I always worry when governments creates complex solutions to problems and challenges. It is a sure sign of paradigm exhaustion. It is an evil trend as the complexification eventually turn the solutions themselves into problems. On this the Americans and Europeans are ahead of us. They will fall into the hole sooner and I hope this government pick up some useful lessons from them. Unfortunately I can't find reasons to be optimistic yet.
Complex solutions are also impossible to communicate and sell. It is simply not just bad but stupid politics. What is the use if you can't sell it to us? Despite rising levels of education, the complexity grows even faster than our cognitive capabilities and bandwidth. Law of Diminishing Returns in public policy eh?
Posted by PengYou at 10:31 AM