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"lee kuan yew" Discussed on A Biography Podcast - Life Histories of Successful People
"Problem lee faced after independence was ensuring singapore's national security the two major threats to singapore at that time were communism on the inside and indonesia from the outside. The communist party of malaysia was formed in nineteen thirty after establishment. It tried to spread its influence by inciting laborers to fight against british colonial government. The communists were initially victorious in gaining people's support in march nineteen. Thirty seven around three thousand chinese labourers went on strike in the ensuing clash with the police. Several important communist leaders were arrested moreover. The government soon improved the working conditions of the labors and increase their salaries. These developments decrease the communists appeal and their popularity among the people declined so they changed their strategy and started to campaign against the japanese aggression instead. This strategy was successful and they attracted people's attention and support when the japanese invaded malaysia. In nineteen forty one. The communist john hands with british troops. The british troops trained the communists in military warfare and together. They defended singapore from the japanese. Even though the communist had the support of singaporeans soon singapore fell to the japanese and the british troops surrendered the communists who had no allies anymore resorted to guerrilla warfare. After the second world war ended the british returned to power once again so the communists resumed their fight against the british government. They incited people to revolt. And in one thousand nine hundred. Eighty eight even killed three britishers so the british government declared the communist party of malaria an illegal entity however the communist still continued to infiltrate trade unions and student unions in one thousand. Nine hundred eighty. Two lee kuan yew became the legal adviser of such trade unions and student unions and came to be known as a left-wing lawyer. This earned him the respect. The communists who helped him form the people's action party in nineteen fifty. Four as lease party grew the number of communist supporters in his party also increased initially the communist supporters and lee got along well but disagreements grew because we wanted to merge singapore with malaysia after its independence but his communist party members did not want that moreover lee had no problems with the internal security of singapore being controlled by britain which have been the case till then on the contrary his alleged communist friends wanted singapore to handle its internal security so in nineteen fifty seven. The pro-communist members took over leadership positions in the party and threatened to overthrow lee. However the chief minister interfered at the last moment and arrested all the communists gradually the popularity of lee and his party. Increased as a result has party won the nineteen fifty nine election however in the two by elections held in nineteen sixty one. The pap lost to a labor party. In the same year members of lee's party broke away and formed another party which lee claimed was communist so lee considered communism a real threat to his party in the country. Lease golden chance to fight. The alleged communist came in nineteen sixty three and nineteen sixty three when singapore obtained its independence. Lee wanted singapore to merge with malaysia on the other hand the communists wanted singapore to remain an independent nation but the people of singapore were overwhelmingly in support of the merger. So lee went on with the merger as a condition for the merger. Malaysia wanted to arrest the communists in singapore. Lee was thrilled with the condition and wanted to arrest the communists but the british government was against lee's idea because there was no reason to arrest them in nineteen sixty one. The conditions of the merger were released publicly in singapore. Two of the conditions. Annoyed the so-called communists these conditions. were that singaporeans. Should not vote. In malaysia's federal elections and singapore's internal security will be handled by malaysia. This led to revolts in nineteen sixty two because the merger would deprive singaporeans of their own rights. But it was not clear if the communists were behind a revolt but lee who took this as a golden opportunity blamed the alleged communists. For the revolts. He then arrested not only these alleged communist but also his political opponents. This operation was named operation cold store. Thus with the help of malaysia lee had managed to keep the communists under check however in nineteen sixty five when singapore was kicked out of malaysia communism became a real threat once again indonesia became an independent nation in nineteen forty five and nineteen sixty two. It started an undeclared war against malaysia. Because it was against the creation of malaysia. The reason for indonesia's actions is not clear some speculate that indonesia chose to divert attention towards foreign conflict because it's political scenario was unstable from nineteen fifty to nineteen sixty to indonesia pursued its claim on a colony of the netherlands. Some speculate that after winning this colony indonesia became emboldened to exert. Its influence another weaker neighbors. Some others speculate that the indonesian president wanted to create greater indonesia which would unite singapore and part of malaysia with indonesia but whatever the reason may be indonesia started a war against malaysia in nineteen sixty two. The war ended in nineteen sixty six when indonesia's president handed over power to a military general however in nineteen sixty five when singapore became an independent country. The war was still going on. Hence the aggressive. Indonesia was a significant threat to the newly formed country of singapore as there were looming threats to singapore's national security from communists and indonesia lee wanted to gain international recognition of singapore's independence and sovereignty so singapore applied to become a member of the united nations. There were two requirements for a country to join the united nations. The first condition was to be sponsored by at least two security council members. The second condition was to get at least sixty seven percent of the votes in the united nations general assembly among the eleven security council members at that time singapore was sponsored by malaysia. The uk jordan and ivory coast in the general assembly held day later. Singapore gained unanimous support thus on september twenty first nineteen sixty five after fulfilling both the conditions to join the united nations singapore became. It's one hundred seventeenth member now that singapore had obtained international recognition of its independence and sovereignty. The next step was to create a strong defense for this purpose. Lee requested the help of taiwan and israel to train the singapore armed forces in nineteen sixty seven he also introduced conscription making it compulsory for all able bodied men above eighteen to serve in the defense for two years at the time of its independence. Singapore's defence had only two infantry battalions with a maximum of two thousand soldiers but now it has at least seventy two thousand active personnel serving in its army navy and air force combined in addition to that it also has a million more in reserve lee also increased.
"lee kuan yew" Discussed on A Biography Podcast - Life Histories of Successful People
"Us great grandfather lee balked boon was born in southern china in eighteen. Forty six in eighteen. Sixty three he moved to singapore and married a woman there with whom he had three children. Even though he returned to china two years later his family stayed back. In singapore his subsequent generations were born in singapore to harry lee. Kuan yew was born to leave bach. Boone grandson lee chin koon and a woman named chua jim neo in nineteen twenty-three his parents named him do and his grandfather named him. Harry thus he came to be known as harry lequan. You harry lee. Kuan yew had three younger brothers and younger sister like most children. In singapore harry started primary school at the age of seven after finishing primary school. He joined raffles institution in nineteen thirty five. The raffles institution is the oldest school in singapore. And also a prestigious one. Many of its students get admissions to the university of cambridge every year. The syllabus in the raffles institution was tough and the best students from all over singapore cane to study there so initially harry had difficulty keeping up however he soon caught up becoming the top of his class. One of his teachers even predicted that he would do unusually well in life and attain a high place when he was sixteen years old. Harry took the senior cambridge examination and was ranked first in western malaysia. Which was called me back then. He also got several scholarships. Harry had the qualifications to enroll at the university of cambridge but due to the start of world war two there was a looming threat of cambridge. Being bombed by germans so studying at cambridge was in safe anymore therefore due to safety concerns and other reasons. He started college at raffles college. In singapore with the help of john anderson scholarship. He met his future wife quad. Q there the nineteen forty two. When harry was nineteen years old. The japanese invaded singapore. So harry's studies was interrupted once again until nineteen forty five. He couldn't continue his studies so he learned japanese and worked for them by listening to the communications of the allied forces and writing them down. The japanese invasion of singapore had a profound impact on harry. One incident in particular affected him a lot once. Japanese soldiers rounded up. Some chinese men for questioning. Harry was also asked to join these chinese men. However harry asked them permission to go home and collect his clothes. I and one of the japanese guards agreed later. Harry found out that the japanese soldiers had taken these chinese men to the beach and shot them. This proved to harry that neither the japanese nor the british had the right to govern his people after all the british couldn't save them from japanese invasion so he decided to make singapore free from foreign rule after the world ended. Harry went to study in england but by the time he reached their the admissions to the university of cambridge were closed so he enrolled at the london school of economics instead however london was overwhelming to him. He preferred to study in the pleasant surroundings of cambridge instead so with the help of an acquaintance he got admission for the nineteen forty seven spring term at cambridge university to study law thus his desire to study at cambridge university overcame all the obstacles which disrupted his education while studying at cambridge university. He maintained an excellent academic record and nineteen forty nine. He graduated with first class honours in the two crucial comprehensive examinations so he wanted to fits williams whitlock prize for graduating with special distinction on august. First nineteen fifty. Harry returned to singapore after one month. He got married to quad q the pond returning to singapore. Harry started working as a lawyer for a law firm. Earning five hundred dollars per month like harry. His younger brother. Dennis had also studied law cambridge university. So a few years later he started his own law firm in partnership with his wife and his younger brother even though he was a lawyer. His real interest was in politics since he wanted to liberate singapore from britain. Perry was born into an english speaking family. He was also educated in english on the contrary most of the common people in singapore were educated in chinese so he often felt disconnected from the common people due to language and cultural barriers key. Believe that having a name. Similar to that of a typical singaporean would help him overcome these barriers so rob his english. Name harry to better connect with the voters. Most of whom didn't have english names. Thus harry lee kuan yew became lee. Kuan yew even. Though he dropped his english name. His family and close friends continued to call him harry until his death while working as a lawyer lee became the legal advisor to many trade unions and student unions in nineteen fifty two. He helped the postal workers. Union get some important concessions from the british colonial government. This made him famous among the common people between nineteen fifty two and nineteen fifty four. He met five like minded english speaking middle class men every week or every fortnight his home together they formed the people's action party also known as php short in november nineteen fifty four and lee became its secretary general. The socialist party formed an alliance with communist trade unions. Their common goal was to western malaysia from the british colonial rule and make it self governing the reason for the alliances that the english-speaking ap needed the help of chinese-speaking trade unions to get the support of the locals with their help three out of the four candidates that pap fielded in the nineteen fifty five elections one however their alliance turned against him when these communists took over. Leadership positions. Of the pap. They could've even overthrowing leave from the party but the then chief minister interfered at the last moment and ordered an arrest of the communists. The nineteen forty-five the second world war ended. Even though the allied powers won the war britain and france were weakened terribly so anti colonial movements started gathering momentum all over the world in singapore to such movements. Were taking shape because the locals didn't see. Britain is a strong ruler anymore. After all it couldn't protect singapore from japan during the second world war once world war two ended and the axis powers lost. The japanese occupation of singapore came to an end. The nineteen forty-six singapore became a british colony. Once again ruled by a governor appointed by britain it was ruled separately from malaysia. But due to these anti colonial movements and riots britain couldn't continue ruling without opposition so in nineteen fifty-three britain offered partial self government. Singapore singapore would now be governed by chief minister elected by the people. Britain however would retain control of some areas like foreign affairs and internal security after all britain wasn't willing to give up singapore's port and rubber plantations so.
Travel to Penang Malaysia
"Welcome to the amateur traveler. I'm your host Chris Christensen. Let's talk about paying. I'd like to welcome the show ruth from Vancouver and that's not the one in Canada but the one in Washington and that's the state of Washington. DC. WHO's come to talk to us about Penang? Malaysia Ruth Welcome to the show. Thank you. Glad to be here and some of you met ruth. If you traveled a with me to Morocco ruth was one of the people on that trip and we're friends from long before that and you have spent the last. Three years up until the coronavirus down in southeast. Asia's that have I got. The timing writer was longer than Well, we had three years in Singapore. And then we were into our just pass our first year in Penang when the covert virus and I actually was here in the states and got stranded here as the movement control order went into effect inning and I wasn't able to get back into the country. So we're now home back in the state of Washington and Yeah. But Penang was our home for about a year. Will, and when we get to the point where we can, why should someone go to Penang? Penang is just a very interesting piece of as. You have three distinct people ethnicities who make up panning opening is one of the thirteen states of Malaysia. It's the second smallest. It's the only one that has a island plus mainland components, and the island is the part that we are familiar with. That's where we lived. We lived in Penang Island Penang. Island. Has Like I say three different distinct groups. There's the Chinese, which are about fifty percent, which is more than the most of Malaysia, your Chinese percentage, and then you have forty percent Malay- and about nine percent of the Indians who are mostly Tamil speakers so there from southern. Yup and then we have the expert groups and in particular, there's one large group of experts that now reside in Penang as a result of Malaysia's M. M.. Two H. Program, which is Malaysia my second home. So quite a few people have actually retired they've made it their permanent home. So it's a very eclectic group of different ethnicities and different cultures and they do not intermixed very much. So you really do have these distinct. And distinct foods and distinct ways of living and languages, and you can do it all in a very small space and people have been to Singapore Penang. It's about the third of the size of Singapore. And only has about fifteen percent of the population of Singapore's on the island about seven hundred thousand people that makes it much more spread out. You're not just in these big crowds of people and yet you're experiencing the same kind of cultural mixing and interaction that you might get in Singapore. I like to think of Penang sort of like Singapore before Lee Kuan Yew came in and modernized and sanitized. Everything, so Penang gives you that old feel I think of what Singapore would have been like. Before everything was cleaned up and so and not to say that it's dangerous or unhealthy to be there but you just get that kind of older. Feel you have people cook it on the streets for food and things like that. So the I highly recommend going just because it's different than a lot of other places you might go in Asia will in terms of Malaysia we're on or just off of the mainland portion of Malaysia in the. West Coast in the north. So we on cow before we're south of that which is way up by the border with Thailand and then we`re Two thirds the distance from Kuala Lumpur up to the type border. Yes yes. Like you say we're to the west of the mainland and very close actually up. I think there's only one one state may be two that are above pinning on the mainland before you get to. Thailand. So it is still pretty close to time. There is some influence of Thai Culture Thai food. In. What is in Penang Yeah I? Think you're forty miles from Thailand. yes. Yeah and what's interesting about pinning to is, and we'll talk about this a little bit more but you came and visited us when we were in Singapore and we went to the parental museum to remember that in singer. So Penang is one of three places in that Malaysian Singaporean area that has Parana Akin Chinese or also called the Straits Chinese also called the bubble Nokia's so they are located in Penang Malacca and in. Singapore. So I've actually been to all three places. I've been to the museums in each of those places and it's a fascinating culture. People from that culture came from China from mainland. China many years ago. treaters remember correctly yet and they came in and adopted many of the Malay Practices and cultures, and some of the foods and sort of turn them into their own. They were usually very very wealthy and their homes were extravagant and their furniture was lavish and carved, and they also incorporated some of the colonialism of the British. So they had fancy dinner ware and fancy glasses and mirrors and their homes were just beautiful and in Penang you can go onto Church Street, which is down in Georgetown and there is a Paranthan Museum there for Twenty Ringgit. which is almost nothing that's four ringgit to a dollar. So it's five dollars you can go in and get a tour of the product museum there, and it's fascinating. It was owned actually by a gangster. A Chinese gangster and his family I and It's now part of the state I believe as a museum and they do try to preserve this product can culture because it is only really in these three distinct places.
Singaporeans vote in snap election under coronavirus cloud
"It's a little after two PM in Singapore reverted to taking part in a snap. General election announced a little over a fortnight ago. The ruling People's Action Party has ruled since independence in. In one thousand, nine, hundred, sixty five, and it is expected to win big again. Even the leader of the country's only elected opposition party in parliament has warned of a wipeout that could see the sitting government win every seat. Well, let's hear now. From Monaco's Asia, editor James Chambers will. The election is due by next year. but everybody knew in Singapore that the government would call an election this year. Year at some points so even before Kovic. Struck, the plan was to to call a general election but back then before the pandemic, the idea was to capitalize on Singapore's economy, because it was still doing well but they could foresee time because of the trade war without would no longer be the case that they were going to try and get the election in before the Economy Turns Sour. And as you mentioned you might, you might have thought that's given the pandemic, and and the fact that Singapore is facing its biggest recession. In decades they have postponed that and perhaps for for next year, but they've gone ahead with its and the strategy now is to I guess play up the crisis I mean the Prime Minister Lisa Lomas, calling this the crisis of generation, and I guess he's appealing to votes. His kind of stick with who you know, stick with the. Because, they've guided Singapore to got to so well since independence so take you know it's not time to gamble now. you know stick with the party that you can depend on? was there any chance that people would take a gamble on anybody else other than the People's Action Party? The People's Action Party as you mentioned, has won every election since independence and we're talking about. Huge majorities. Of the the worst ever done, it was getting sixty percent of the votes. And last year last, sorry, last time around in two thousand fifteen. It got sixty nine percents. So the only question we we're all waiting to see the answer to is how big the wind will be this year the prime minister has been calling on, Singaporean say to give. His party and him a strong mandate which would suggest that there for aiming for something you know above seventy or eighty percent. And that's because because of. The crisis face facing Singapore, but also the party is having this major generational transition the Prime Minister Lien Long. He's the eldest son of the founder of Singapore. Lee Kuan Yew and he's planning to step down. He's sixty eight now. He wants to retire by at least seventy. So this is his last election and he's he's. He wants to be able to hand over his party to this next generation, and you know with a with a good mandate. The I. Guess what the opposition is worried about is is they might get you know wiped out because. He's the prime minister's has made a lot about him. and voters may may rewarding for for the job that he's done since becoming premise in two thousand and four. the opposition in Singapore is is quite weak, even though there are ten opposition parties standing this election, the the major ones really running for about twenty seats out of about ninety three, so it's not as if even if they did well, they could take control of the parliament. But there's there is a quirky quirky system in Singapore. So even if the opposition lost all seats, and they only hold six in the current parliament, even if they lose all their seats, they would then be given some. Because the. Doesn't want to have. Total control. It feels like it needs to have at least some opposition to hold in account in parliament. Otherwise it it ends up in the ridiculous, and this opposition seems to have gotten a little bit personal. Let me talk about this sort of the legacy and the. Family almost family firm that seems to be established. The way that Singapore runs its government, but the strange brother of the prime minister has actually but. Li Yang joined the opposition progress Singapore Party and has openly criticized the way that Lee. Long has handled the coronavirus pandemic also has said that there's a natural aristocracy inside the People's Action Party and it's not great when members of your family decide to. Wash your laundry and public. You're you're exactly right? Mrs Definitely in a case of airing your dirty laundry in public this this kind of family feud in Singapore's first family. The lease in this is this is all come about from after the death of their father I and how they they deal with his his bungalow. legally wanted it to be demolished but it's still standing. Could because the prime minister wants to keep it as as a kind of a almost like a shrine. And the brothers have fallen out, so the younger brother has thrown his support behind this new party. The progressing party is only form last year by a former member of the People's Action Party. So there's a you know a former heavyweight from the people's action. Party is fronting it and it's been supported by younger brother of the prime minister so very very embarrassing for the prime minister. But. It's not expected to have a major impact on the the number of votes that the prime minister and his party gets. It's not something that. You Singaporeans a used to seeing. But. One thing's for sure this isn't going to. This isn't going to bring about the end of of the PAP the the the one question I mentioned that we're all waiting to see just how big the majority is that they get finally It's the news broke overnight. about the death of souls map park won soon I, mean he? He had been tipped as a as a very viable candidate for the twenty twenty two presidential elections. Yes this this news. We're following in Asia last night very closely. and the the police were tipped off to his disappearance by his daughter, because she received quite cryptic message from him on her phone which she then shutoff now he was You know he's been married since two thousand eleven, and he's one of the the big heavyweights in the Democratic Party that the the President Moon jae-in belongs to, and so he was you know. One of the heavy favorites to. To run for to become the next president when Moon Jae steps down. In a few years time so this. Caused a you know a big shot. And Even, though the the circumstances. And the facts are all still up in the air. It is looking like it's It's related to these. Allegations of sexual harassment that was against him the day before by his secretary, and these these allegations are doing the rounds of of social media in in in career. I have seen them myself, but is best not to speak about them right now, but it does feel like, and it just looked like The two are linked. He was a new. He billed himself as a kind of a male feminist and he he did a lot to. Promote women's rights in Korea. So if this turns out to be the case, it's going to be a big. Full, from graceful for him and. It just highlights the the extent of this. Problem in career I, mean the metoo movement of started in the US and it has I guess being overshadowed recently by the black lives matter one, but I mean in in create is a huge issue and if a man like mad park is embroiled in this then it just shows the the extent of the problem and I do hope that it has. The same kind of effect as the black lives, matter. Movement has in getting people to finally kind of talk about this and address it James, chambers. Thank you very much indeed for joining us on monocle. Twenty four stay
"lee kuan yew" Discussed on WWL
"Nah. The also building thirteen you. How different a subdivision on there? I went checked out one of them, and it was like a two bedroom. I mean, beautiful home with a garage and all minimum minimum thirty five thousand on up to two hundred eighty or whatever. But my point is they're making a foldable here when I look at houses here in New Orleans, so. And along Lonnie they won't three hundred forty six thousand dollars. Don't make no sense. Well, what do you make no? It will no part of the problem is is that the the demand is greater than the supply. We're land locked in over surrounded by water in the you know, the New Orleans area between Jefferson Orleans Saint Bernard on the east Bank. We're we're landlocked we're whereas no place for expansion. So you have to go to the north shore in order to start to see some of those similar. I will say that. If you look at the Saint Bernard Arab was the number six fastest growing suburb in the country last year because folks are going over there because they can get the type of deal with a nice house with a lot with a yard and a half with good schools. And now, they're not getting those prices at user just talked about in mobile at sixty seventy dollars a square foot. But there are around one hundred hundred twenty-five, and so what's happening is that these market pressures are causing us to begin to to look like a like, a real let me give you an example. So Atlanta, the population of Atlanta's actually only four hundred and seventy thousand but nobody. Talks about Atlanta that they talk about five million almost size of Massachusetts. Because that's how they self conceived. So part of this I think is about self conceived more as as a region just called New Orleans, and we've always been. Go ahead. I congratulate you on your retirement your second year, right? Yes. Sir. Okay. Well, I'll be retiring in about stick more years. And when I do retire six years. I'm elise. Would go to mobile and personally a home there and just live there along with my daughter because when I go there, and I'm gonna tell you what the senior citizen are subject, but with the senior citizen home when you go to like, the like, the clubhouse senior citizens and stuff. Yeah. A lot of new infrastructure out there. Yeah. Fifty years old. I'm sixty years. I'll be retired. I'm retired, you know day because you know, I've been on my job over twenty two years, but I need a little more money. But thank you. That's not a problem. Mark. Thanks so much flood. So when we talk about challenges facing the area. What are we what are we thinking about? What are the things that we need to really focus on obviously infrastructure in the cities one. And I know the mayor Scott that on the forefront of Vermont and trying to figure out how to finance it. I don't know that there's an easy solution to that either. Well, no, there's not I mean, there's really kind of three levels to to that challenge. One is is stabilising drainage today than the second is fixing up the cart system, which is service for the past hundred years. But then the third and the biggest is actually building the system for the next hundred years, and we have to do it. It's next essential issue. The way I describe it to people is that because of the fifteen billion dollar wall that's around Jefferson New Orleans and say Bernard right now, we're pretty good incur in terms of being protected from surge. But in terms of a rain event like a Harvey that Houston, we're quite vulnerable right now. So it's almost like, we're a very strong bathtub with a clogged drain, and we got to fix that drain, and it's going to take many years and a lot of money, but we have no choice. So that that definitely is our infrastructure challenge. I often wonder I've seen a lot of other folks manage water with retention ponds and things of that nature and in doing that, and what ever available space that we have do you feel any momentum's in Connor exploring that that's a much cheaper alternative, obviously than replacing the infrastructure, but it buys us some time, you know, in helping keep our insurance costs low and things of that nature. You know? We've talked about this with the federal flood insurance program. I it always seems like we're hang holding onto the ledge. You know, and we're on our last fingernail. Well, look, there's there's no doubt that those elements like retention ponds. And the use of canals are essential. They are less expensive. But even more importantly when you're building a system, you're not going to build the actual technical infrastructure to handle a once in hundred year event. What you need is for positive park to be able to become a swimming pool city park to be able to flood Duncan plaza to be able to hold that water. And then let it go slowly. So the new system has to incorporate those elements, but then also incorporate the new elements, and it's got to be that hybrid integrated system. No doubt about that. I just looked to you know, who who's going to carry the momentum. You know, as well as I the most successful projects that you have is you have somebody that's a strong leader. And that's not a knock on the mayor because the mayor is not the person to do it. It's got to be someone else. From a more operational sense. That's pushing the issues along day in and day out creating the collaborative environment in in moving the needle, you know, what I look at two models out there. I see there's one model which is the benign dictator, and that's like a Lee Kuan Yew in Singapore who had forty five years to guide his nation say well that doesn't work in a democracy. So if you look at a place here, I'll give an example, like Nashville, let's be honest Nashville has done a wonderful job over the past thirty years. That's been the business community that's been providing the leadership and the continuity across political cycles. The good news. I think that the business community in Louisiana, particularly this region is as good as anywhere in the country. And I think that we can provide that vision, and that leadership and that continuity over what is going to be a generational change. And but it begs of receptive government actress too, right? Well, look, there's no question that all of this has got to be public private in nature. And in fact, when you look at the infrastructure challenges, the solution is not going to be more taxes. It's going to be things like public private partnerships. It's going to be things like acid recycling were city. Stop looking at what they owe. And start looking at what they own we're sitting on a lot of very valuable real estate that can be least that we can make concessions from. But all these things are about partnership between the private sector and the public. All right. When we come back. We'll go back to the talk lines. We have Michael heck president and CEO of Gino Inc. Stay with us. This is Newell on WWL..
"lee kuan yew" Discussed on WWL
"That's when you know, you've given it your all in the dome as the twelfth man can make a difference. We would love to have about five illegal procedure calls because they can't hear the snap count. That would be think that'd be the target of success in the dome. I think that's absolutely, you know, the way he draw you judge mardi gras by garbage. I think we're going to judge this one by decibels. There you go. I I liked that one. I talked to Wade Reagan's yesterday, and we're talking about wage growth as well. And what what I love about DNC and Formosa and all of these all of these companies that we talked about coming in. And obviously everything going on it meets you these are high paying jobs. Yeah. That's right. Almost all the announcements that we make our sixty five thousand a year plus benefits and up and the reason why it's so important is that historically certainly go back to the early eighties. New Orleans was really kind of a to trick pony. In terms of the economy. You had tourism? Hospitality, which at a number of of our biggest employer, and then you had oil and gas, which was a smaller and created wealth. But with cyclical you didn't have a lot in the middle. And so a lot of the jobs that we're bringing in here right now. Whether it's the Formosa or it's the DNC or it's wind power. These are jobs where people can get in and raise a family and build our middle class. And that's really what we need at a macro scale. Absolutely. So when we think about the twenty nine thousand nine landscape, what are you getting excited about, you know, it's going to be an interesting year, maybe in the Chinese proverb way. But there's a ton. That's looking really good for us on the horizon. Most excited about the airport the new terminal opening up in may it's going to be beautiful. We are now the number three fastest growing airport in the entire country over the past decade and this new terminal besides being beautiful on looking like a modern airport. It's actually going to have higher revenues and lower operating costs in the current terminal, and that's going to allow us to attract even more airlines. In plain English. That's a good thing. That's a good. That's a real look at planning. What what the airlines want is the cheapest place to safely land. This one is going to provide. That will also look good good. I'm really excited about the two thousand nineteen election actually at the state level. We are going to actually have turnover of about half of the legislature between term limits, and then also people moving around so recognizing the opportunity and also I guess the threat that that represents we've created a document called reform for the future Louisiana's future, which has ten planks things like tax structure constitution structure infrastructure higher. Ed criminal Justice. And we talk about what we need to do to allow to move forward into leverage off our great assets. You can find it on the web at reform dot dot org. Reform dot genome dot org, but it's basic things like our current tax structure looks expensive, but actually were fourth cheapest in the country that doesn't make sense, we should fix that infrastructure. We have crumbling ROY. Roads and bridges. We've got to get to that a criminal Justice. We are no longer most incarcerated place in the universe. And that's good. But we have to continue that progress while reinvesting in community programs. So that's what we're talking about for for for twenty nine thousand nine at the state level. You know, Michael a lot of times folks are always looking for that one silver bullet panacea solution to everything it doesn't exist. Those of us like you and me that have worked in the trenches for number of years. We recognize that it's a it's an accumulation of sometimes very small wins. Right. That's right. Economic development or community building in general is like rock climbing you get one hand hold. And then you look for the next dime size piece of rock. The you can grab onto at some point. You say my God I made it to the top right now. I'm reading the biography of Lee Kuan Yew who took Singapore from nineteen sixty five to the millennium for being a real backwater discarded discarded by Malaysia to third highest GDP per. Capital in the world. It's an extraordinary story and even under his incredible leadership a relatively small place. It took forty five years. Yeah. So when we think about one of the things healthcare. Ochsner has grown to a very very big system. Now think sixty hospitals across the state. UMC is moving forward alive. And well, the VA is nothing, but a success from any things that I hear, you know, hardly anything negative. I was looking at. I study the other day VA home buying up substantially in Louisiana and specifically integrated New Orleans area. That's a good indicator as well. Yeah. That's fantastic. I'm actually if you look at the two sectors. We are number one in the country in terms of growth, it's technology, and it's healthcare and healthcare again. Yeah. Thanks to what Ochsner is doing. And then if you look at other studies about what are the highest paying industries in the country? It's technology and healthcare, so we're placing bets. And yeah for better ends. I think there's a great opportunity. We actually brought over a nonprofit called next stop from Houston that now places returning servicemen and women in jobs like technology and energy and just in general, I think Newell four for retirees. If you had the choice between retiring to Fort Lauderdale or New Orleans offset, the viewers listeners decide for themselves at degrade opportunity and actually one of our fastest growing demographic segments. What would you find here, and we talked about this yesterday as to how spoiled we are? Although we are lacking in infrastructure we travel in quarter hour increments. Those on the eastern seaboard travel in one hour increments were spoiled. You know, we are. I remember when I was living back in New York to get anywhere. Even a block away was a forty five minute trip a team you just knew it would take that long and forty five. Minutes was quick if you're Atlanta, it's an hour and a half. Now, it takes me more than twelve minutes to get from uptown downtown. I'm fuming I say God is just in the name of progress. No word a very special moment here. But it actually also begs another question. There are a lot of things that that point towards a lot of growth here. So it's important. Now we start to plan for success. And that means you have to plan for things like affordable housing at every level. You have to plan for regional transportation. So individuals can get from Jefferson into New Orleans from Saint Bernard into downtown. And if we plan for success, then what we're going to see is that everybody is going to be able to participate in this growth, and we're going to look back in twenty years and say man that was an extraordinary turnaround for for the region and four New Orleans, but if we don't, and we just let it happen organically and happenstance than we might not end up in the right place in terms of infrastructure or in terms of of opportunities for our citizens. You know in this in this backdrop in the discussion with short term rentals. I asked the question of of councilwoman Palmer the other day is this an opportunity for us to really think out of the box and try and help develop some of the blinded housing that we have here when you talk about, you know, everything about gentrification is a negative. Connotation, and I see it on the flip side is a very positive thing. Now, we have to have smart and balanced growth and make sure that all the economic sectors have have the achievable. Housing. That's that they can get there. And they're not a working poor. That's correct. So it's got to be the right percentage of income, but the fundamental thing about housing, and I note, the mayor gets this because she talks to me about it. It's about supply and demand. If you really want to ease housing, you just need more supply. So you look at the thirty thousand blighted properties in New Orleans. Get them back on line. And it's going to help in my opinion. We should be building on the river all up and down eight storey buildings mixed income levels. That's going to help ease it as well. Why do you think in this city that we've not exploited the river? You go to any other major city whether it's a bay or river. You know, the Ohio river, even even in Memphis. They have mud island out there. Every place you go they exploit that view. The most incredible. It's one of the. It's so relaxing to watch an oceangoing ship moving up or a smaller vessel going down the river. And. You know, I think it's that. Well, you know one we are starting to now. And of course, the crescent city park, which eventually go from Paulin avenue up to the Huey P will be the longest contiguous waterfront park in the country. But the river was traditionally industry was traditionally considered a nuisance in terms of quality of life. And then of course, we have a large wall the flood wall. So we haven't seen it has not been part of us. But now look not just the river. But how about the lake the lake is the same thing spectacular? But the only place that you can actually go is if you get one of those fake Tiki hut, fine blue state park and go out there. And if you squint, you know, it can kinda get you there. So I think developing along along water from an economic development standpoint makes sense but on the river, that's also our highest ground. So that's a safe place to build. And so I think that there's a there's a great opportunity there. Yeah. You know, it it it always struck me as odd that that we've not had like a strategic plan to to to deal with that. Because the industry on the river has changed and there are new. Opportunities south. We have the possibility of an exciting container yard in in Saint Bernard, which would be huge deep water their immediate access to a lot of acreage that we don't have in the traditional port that we that. We have in New Orleans. Yeah. That's a great opportunity for me to give a shoutout to our ports up in the river region. The porta south Louisiana extraordinary partner. We had another announcement last week a two billion dollar south Louisiana methanol project, but the port of New Orleans has really evolved under the current administration and board from being a landlord tenant port to being an economic development engine Avondale Saint Bernard. And of course, the six class a railroads all now being controlled by the port. It's exciting times on the river. Not to mention, of course, the cruise industry numbers Sixers industry, and we often times only think of the port on the east Bank. There are huge opportunities on the West Bank of the river. All the way from Plaquemines up to eastbound or westbound Rouge. That's right. Hello avondale. Yep. Absolutely. We're going to be right back. Michael heck joins us president.
"lee kuan yew" Discussed on Eating For Free
"You can be carrying intensively about your teammates, and knowing that you may not be on the team forever. Being on a dream team is not right for everyone. And that's ok many people value job security, very highly. In would prefer to work at companies whose orientation is more about stability sin and working around inconsistent employee effectiveness, our model works for people who value high consistent excellence in their colleagues. They also then posted a video on their Instagram account which said that it was about debunking. Netflix culture myths because it was a follow up to the Wall Street Journal, basically airing them out as a bunch of fascist assholes doing here with the employees had to say first off. What are so I just want to hear what you're feeling in this moment because we've worked. I know I I'm triggered. If your company said that every time you fuck up, you have to sunshine yourself in front of all your employees with the expectation being that you might still get fired and then have to sit in on the meeting with every person on your team about why you're getting fired. No, I remember like when I was studying like corporate sound, so lame corporate theory. There's this thing in America, though, where we pretty much want people to compete as much as they possibly can for their job. And we want people to be incredibly individualistic. And how they go about being a productive and good employees. And all this bullshit. That is just so unrealistic like we put people in these positions, we make people do things I don't want to do just to keep their job. And then we pretty much like we said there they say they don't want stability because of like, so they're trying to trying to say that they don't want people to be to have job security because they don't want them to get Lazier beat bad employee's. Is that pretty much what it is? They don't wanna do practice. They wanna fire all the people who are doing bad just to get a better product. I it's just disgustingly these people. Who go to work everyday work, so many hours, and you treat them like literally like monkeys like parts in a machine they're like, oh, we don't like it. You're broken. Let's buy new piece it's commodification of each employee. It's that's disgusting. Also, by the way, just so we know for instance, we just need to discuss that Lee Kuan Yew has frequently across various places, you know, explicitly call to fascist. I mean, it's obvious and like an auto crash tater discussion of you keep so modeling your corporate policy after fascist beliefs shot because we know that Singapore is not truly a democracy. Those people have very strict guidelines on what's acceptable. What you can't. Is very much in control for a lot of people. There's very harsh sentences. So Singapore, some of the things that these people who work Netflix had to say on this Instagram video that was meant to bolster Netflix corporate trustworthiness. But in my eyes only made it look infinitely more shady like, you could see the gun pointed at all these employees..
"lee kuan yew" Discussed on Eating For Free
"Okay. It's a crimes update. Can we just talk about something? I'd learn that was just so interesting to her tweet, you know, about the hen tight tweet, right? And tell you good. She literally what is it? It's actually is quote hunt. Hen Thai is important, no context. No reason just re like haven't heard from in months. She's like space wars, and hence why. But did you see someone who asked who her like favorite anti characters like wife who or whatever you call it the whole thing? It's this girl from like dead flow or something and people are calling it Lally Kahn, which isn't that like Lalita fantasy stuff girl? It's an anthropomorphic size. Tucker T t thirty-three pistol. We're at about an animate where guns are enemy girls like its little enter before size gun child. That's her hand tied like affiliation. It is the so dark. She literally is. She's her favorite head tie like character that she's really posted was a child anthropomorphic pistol. Look a sexy girl pistol from like an enemy. It was like so darkened so unnecessary picture. It's under Twitter. It's still. Yes. I think so. No, she said, she it's deleted. Oh, no. We'll have to post that. I'll have to find it for you. Why am I looking at Grimes anti? Oh, no. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. Oh, you saw you just search crimes hen. No. Oh, no. That was a bad idea. Oh, I found it. I found it. I have it here. Plus, what am I about to look at? Oh, my way known. Oh crimes. She out here. Posting pedophile shit. I want to know if she's okay, I want someone to bust on the doors of that Malibu mansion Elon Musk kitties. Is this what you said before? I think he Lewin musk and Grimes have a relationship that involves childlike tendencies and. As a young person. I am going to him being a father. And I think that this is an expression of that sexual desire. We have to stop talking. We have. I just have. This is disgusting conversation. I am like my heart is talking about this anymore. I have something to cleanser pallet, please. So the outline in the Wall Street Journal, the Wall Street Journal, did it interview with Netflix, and basically about their like corporate culture, kind of being like, the buzzy new corporate culture taking Netflix by storm, and the Ellen basically outlined how it was nothing more than a libertarian fascist corporate hell, so let's all list compiled by the outline on some various facets of Netflix, corporate culture. I'm so I'm so over these tech companies Netflixing strokes each manager to constantly apply. A keeper test to their staff, which the Wall Street Journal explained as a asking themselves, whether they would fight to keep a given employees as such every Netflix employees, even the ones who in the past have been vital to the company are endangered of being. Fired at any time. If you don't pass the keeper test the minute it is requested by upper management. Then you're like, oh, you also get fired from net flicks. And all of your co workers will immediately be informed through a long excruciating report of every detail of why you're being fired. And you're you're encouraged to also stand in front of those co workers and go through that list of why you're being fired yourself. They also say that if you job. Oh my God. If you bet your job, you're expected to sunshine yourself, which is basically illuminating your mistake Perv. What their own so they go which means in you're expected to inform as many of your co workers about the mistake immediately with similarly excruciating detail, which is called sunshine, and like I said, it's also such ritualistic verbal self-flagellation. That was the heads words does not guarantee your immunity from bailing the keep tests. So you might do this. And then still get fired. Oh that is so disgusting. And then this Netflix colts, do okay executive leadership is a course that involves intensive readings about Lee Kuan Yew, the benevolent autocrat who turned to Singapore into a developed nation and distrusted some elements of liberal democracies..
"lee kuan yew" Discussed on WWL
"Newell. There's hardly a day. Go by when there's not a nother positive ranking on any number of criteria for both the state of Louisiana in the greater New Orleans metropolitan area to name a few Louisiana number one workforce program state, Louisiana, number two, most engage workers, Louisiana finishes. Second economic development infrastructure spend New Orleans number three for young entrepreneurs New Orleans number one for growth industries, New Orleans number one for the college town New Orleans just finished number two on traveling Leisure's best city to visit list. And yet another one comes out just yesterday or the couple of days ago, and they continue to rack up these positive rankings on on so many different criteria. And here to join us to talk about this is Michael heck president and CEO of. A G Inc. Welcome to the show. Michael. Thank you. How are you doing today? So Michael, it's always fun to talk to you. I'm doing great. It's always fun to talk to you. Because you are typically the bearer of good news and you follow these rankings and in all of that. So tell us about the most recent release that has come out, and what that means Louisiana in New Orleans. Thanks newell. The most recent release came out on area development, which is one of the trade magazines. That's read and used by site selectors, which are the people that corporations us around the country to decide where they're going to put new locations and on this one Louisiana came in number seven in the country on the list of best states are doing business. And actually that's the eighth year in a row that we've been in the top ten and the reason new awhile, this rank why this ranking assist ignificant is again, this is an opinion poll of the people that CEO's look to to decide where they're going to expand into. So it perception is reality. It means that. We've got a pretty good reality in the minds of sites lectures around the country. So we've finished seventh, and when you heard the laundry list that I had is there a sense in. I'd like to hear from my listening audience as well that it does the business community field this momentum like this building on one another of all of these great rankings. I think knoll that the business community does. And if you just look at the growth that you're seeing in technology where we're number one in the country and technology growth in healthcare. We're also number one in the country job growth at industrial projects on the river. We just have the nine billion dollar for most announcement Saint James listen to this right now in Plaquemines parish. There are fifteen billion dollars of projects that are underway. So it seems to indicate that there is momentum and confidence I in the Louisiana market overall. But particularly in southeast Louisiana New Orleans. Baton rouge. So we finished seventh overall in the area development thing, but there's a bunch of individual categories that fall underneath that. Can you tell us about that? And that's right. Well, we are highest ranking was number three on leading workforce programs. That's our fast start program, which is consistently in the top three in the country. It's real asset for us. We were number six in three other categories, favorable regulatory environment business incentives, and then what I think which is incredibly important cooperative and responsive state government. And I just think it's important tool that as we were we were really good at being self critical and talking about the polls and the list, we're at the bottom at the same time. We have to recognize there's some areas, particularly in terms of business conditions where we do awfully well, and so we have to make sure that as we're addressing the challenges in the state that we don't accidentally throughout the baby with the bath water on the baby is our economy, which particularly now that energy is coming back is doing awfully well. So when we talk about that, I guess that bodes well for the Louisiana economic development group as well as all of the other groups such as GE Inc. And you know, the business councils and all throughout the state. Yeah. The the big challenge that we're going to have we just had a presentation a couple of minutes ago where there is a an economist from Bank of America, Merrill, Lynch. But then somebody presenting from associated terminals one of the big stevedoring operations on the river. And what he said is that? Yeah, businesses great. And they expect very strong growth despite what's happening with tariffs. He said that their greatest constraint is are the greatest question is can they find the quantity and quality of workers in order to scale. And that I think is really the pinch point four great New Orleans and Louisiana Newell is we know that we're a relatively low cost market. We know that we're a friendly market. We know that we've got culture that people love and that's world famous. But do we have enough workers who are trained in the right skills, hard skills and soft skills companies to grow here as fast as we would like, and that's why what we're doing now with the two and four year schools. The governor's focus on getting getting tuition backup rather the funding. I should say back up for the schools are. Focused on K twelve or focused on continuing professional education is also important because it's kind of a a double win if we're able to get enough people trained, the companies are going to grow and we're gonna get great jobs for our local Louisianan. But it's also a double risk if we aren't able to train locals enough companies aren't going to grow, and we're gonna leave wealth on the table. Michael that's been a problem throughout the country. In fact, I just recently read an article about the redevelopment of the city of Detroit net, a number of millennials are going out there because of the Utah upside opportunity for them. We went through that period for a short period of time here is it something that we're going to be able to hold onto. It's a great question. One of the quotes that I love is a professor at Harvard Business School, Mary Beth Kanter, and she says that changes easy at first it gets hard in the middle. And if you think about the comeback, the redevelopment of great warlords following Hurricane Katrina, particularly the first ten years were years that were spurred by this coming from back from behind spirit tens of billions of dollars the saints winning the Super Bowl, and although it was incredibly hard work, both both both mentally and physically and emotionally. There was that spirit and those dollars carrying it. Well, now, we're kind of into the second phase. And we're now in the post post Katrina phase and the federal dollars on there. Things have kind of settled back into a more normal pattern, and so keeping up that sense of urgency and that imagination of what we can be is critical task. If you look at any place, that's really transitioned itself and become a better place. Whether it's New York coming out of the seventy s or Miami. Coming out of the eighties or even in a Singapore. Under Lee Kuan Yew, these are you know, thirty year forty year process season. So it's still early days rushing. We've got to we gotta maintain that begs of us to I guess be more collaborative more creative. And really a lot more creative in what we do. And maybe not having the benefit of being completely risk averse that we have to take on some challenges and take some risks. No doubt. If you look at the history of New Orleans, and the wheezy Anna, I think it's pretty easy to argue Newell that we were so blessed with oil and with agriculture and the river, and with culture that we almost had this this curse of riches. You know, we did very well for a long time without having to have the best habits the best governance because we were just so blessed, and I think what happened is over time places that had less like, Houston and Atlanta. Put him better processes, and they passed us by and so yeah, we have to make sure that we we we we lean forward that we take calculated risks. And that we recognize that we can't afford to be complacent in this flat and connected of a world anymore. And I think Katrina cleared us now one of the things that Michael we always look to to see whether or not we're achieving some results here. In stimulating the economy is the tax base. And have we had an opportunity to really look at whether or not there's been significant sales tax increase. I know that there's been increase in property values. We just recently saw study there throughout the metropolitan area when it was completely on a slide. And it seems as though it's turned around into a more positive direction, but on sales taxes and corporate taxes. What are we saying? Well, you know sales tax you've got the you've got the Amazon effect, and that's something that's impacting off our parishes, but particularly parishes like Jefferson that had such a. Robot sales tax base before. And so that's going to continue to be a challenge. Although and you're familiar with this four able to align ourselves tax collection in a way that's going to be consistent with the supreme court ruling on the Mayfair case in South Dakota. Then there's hundreds of millions of potentially billions of dollars. We're gonna collect over time in internet sales tax. So we have to make make that transition in order to to make up for that on the corporate tax side, you know, corporate taxes have always been a relatively small and volatile part of our mix. So we don't focus on on that, you know, all that much. Okay. So we're final thoughts as we move forward. The heart a love that saying of the Harvard professor because I think it's very much true. I mean, we have to really doubled down. And this is the the the era where it's going to take even more work because things just aren't gonna come as easily. Yeah. That's right. I also think that it's interesting that when you look at these surveys about what people love about Louisiana and wall and say site, our workforce programs. I site are low cost they side are cooperative government. But when you ask business what their greatest challenges are they often cite quality of life challenges. They cite public education they site crime risk. And so I think an interesting way to think about economic development in Louisiana in greater New Orleans is a bit like the R&_B hit. It's not so much about accentuating the positive. We already got that in droves. It's about eliminating the negatives. It's about continuing to address public safety continuing to address public education infrastructure, and if we continue to mitigate those areas and the economic development is going to take care of itself. All righty, Michael hell, heck, always full of information. And we truly appreciate your time. I Glenn, I'm sure you have yet. Another meeting to go to right after this. Bring. Really appreciate the time of the platform dole. Thank you. Thanks so much for the information. Michael heck president and CEO of ink always has his finger on the pulse of what's going on in the city. And we certainly appreciate his energy in his endeavour to keeping us up to breast up up to stuff, I should say on all of these issues. What to hear from you two six zero one eight seventy do you feel the momentum Louisiana and the city are racking up high rankings and business and economic issues. You tell me when we return this is Newell on WWL..
"lee kuan yew" Discussed on KCBS All News
"Data at their home sovereign seems to be. The sun claimed the girl was mold and the singer and his partner failed to show interest in the child's condition. The allegation was found to be false and seriously defamatory, Larry Miller CBS news, London. It's been a big year for Singapore on the world stage the hot streak for the country started back in June. When it hosted President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong UN this is a country of profound Grayson beauty, and we send our warmest wishes to every citizen of Singapore. And came the wildly popular movie. Crazy rich Asians set in Singapore. Come single on the whole island to meet the brilliant, Rachel and this month, Singapore hosted the Formula one grand prix with a quarter million fans. Evens Stahnke Miller is a BBC correspondent based in Singapore. Monica. What's it been like living in Singapore? Throw this. You know, it's been a very exciting year. I it's just as you just mentioned all those events it's been nonstop. And it's usually kind of a sleepy place. And that's certainly hasn't been the case this year how much of this attention has affected Singapore. You said it was sleepy. Have you been noticing or as the government been telling you about more people visiting or doing business there? Well, it's been trying to position itself as a hub certainly for tourism. But very much for business. It is a place that has a usually one of the ranked one of the best airports in the world. So there's a good chance that you're gonna have a layover here. David trying to entice people to actually get off the plane and see the country. It's very small. So you can actually do quite a bit of seeing in a very short period of time. But certainly the summit drew a lot of attention. And it was kind of the. Positive publicity that the country was looking for. So it certainly has been I think now on people's minds when it comes to do I want to have a business conference there. Do I even wanna spend a few hours for a layover on my way to Australia, or, you know, even to some other destinations like Bali, and Indonesia and Thailand how much is the country trying to or does he even care to shake this international reputation from years ago about it being a militant state when it comes to silly things like chewing gum or not following public rules or even trying to smuggle in drugs. Well, those are still valid criticisms today and certainly the chewing gum wind gets everyone's attention, but it is a country. That is still highly criticized for it suppresses freedom of speech, homo, the act of homosexuality is still a legal here and the founder of this country who passed away not that long ago Lee Kuan Yew used to argue that basically this is a nice house in. Bad neighborhood. And that if they open themselves up to those kinds of things there may be repercussions. There's a younger generation here that says, you know, what that argument isn't holding up anymore. So there has been a resistance to push back. But one reason at the the summit was picked for here. To hold a huge protests. I think about Washington DC or LA or any speak city in the US where they would have held a summit like this between the North Koreans and the US it takes a lot to protests. You're not going to get a permit very easily. So it's a very easy place to be contained politically, and that was a huge asset. And that's what they are selling this as a very safe regulated place that if you want to do business, so there's not going to be too much interference in what you want to do BBC. Correspondent Monica Miller on how Singapore's pitching itself in two thousand eighteen on the weekend roundup. Thanks, monica. Hey, nice talking to you that does.
"lee kuan yew" Discussed on Kickass News
"So you actually get a better return with financial security than you do with consumption. I was a little bit surprised to see that Singapore made your list of the happiest places in the world because that's a place where you can go to prison for chewing gum or in some cases, you can even have the death penalty for a drug offence, fewer, democratic freedoms, overall, that doesn't sound like a very happy place to me. So what. What's what's going on back the first time that I tried to write the story for National Geographic. The then editor killed it. But nine years later as Singapore consistently tops, the happiest places in Asia, the data over road, what people think. So first of all, you don't could put in jail for gum, John. You might get a small fine. Secondly, when there's usually a trade off between security and freedom to let people do whatever they want can often, you know if everybody could hold, you know, have own hand grenades and and smoke crack. We'd have a dangerous society Singapore favors that security and and actually the human psyche favor security like you, okay, you you, you can't own a gun in in Singapore. You can't smoke crack freely. But on the other hand, your children can walk in any street and you have almost no fear that anything will happen. I'm a woman. Can walk anytime day or night have no fear. They are very hard on drugs to your point. If you have more than fifteen grams of heroin that you you, you get the death penalty. On the other hand, we have an opioid crisis here that creates immeasurable misery, true cost, three quarters of a trillion dollars a year hundred and fourteen people die every day because of the disease, and that ripple sue families and communities and and Lee Kuan Yew who was the prime minister who made these laws kind of SAS that the danger, the the downside of a death penalty for drugs and indeed twelve or fourteen people you're die in. These are people who choose to deal drugs. On the other hand, they have zero. Pila crisis ma'am. Almost zero drug problem. Maybe it's a net positive. So from from an objective sort of data approach. It was a very good policy decision by interest valley's come into play. Yeah, no. Only one of these countries on the happiness list overlaps with your lunge avenue, blues zones. That's Costa Rica. Does that tell us something about Costa Rica or perhaps something about the other countries that that don't have that overlap? There is no such thing as a coincidence when it comes to a happy place, the place, what is. Have a happy country or city today, it's because of there's a clear Genesis. There were enlightened leaders, fifty to one hundred and fifty years ago who took their focus off of just economic development and focused on quality of life. They made a literacy ap- top priority, the educated girls mothers so that they're, they had fewer children. Those children were healthier, better educated. They grew up to be more productive, voted for better. Leaders were better parents themselves and started this upward spiral. Happiest places in the world tend to invest in health in the United States. We actually pay for sickness mitigation point, seven trillion dollars a year. We spend unavoidable diseases in places like Costa Rica which produces not only the longest people, but the happiest people. They invest in health, the every man woman and child in that country used to be third world, not too long ago, gets a free visit from a health ambassador every year, who will catch a high blood pressure or diabetes or depression before becomes a a six figure..
"lee kuan yew" Discussed on Remainiacs â€“ the Brexit Podcast
"The WTO knock his should not be allowed to degree of penetration into other markets demands giving what it doesn't Essent domestic market, nevertheless, Trump children. To take that case. And instead proceeded start using technical excuses to stop the cool which ultimately comes up with the sanctions dubbed o. of judges. Now that hasn't had an effect yet, but it will come down the line in next two years or so. I'm wondering, essentially do is stop the lifeblood of the WTO. It will be unable to in that any of this plenary mechanisms decisions that it comes to. Ultimately the WTO is getting fucked as hard as the EU is getting fucked. Just like on international institutions, including NATO, including the UN being subject to the sustained aggressive attack by right wing populism. So why are we while right wing populace telling us to fall back on that if it's not good because I mean they would very much doubt the most this desert aware of what's going on with Trump and the app, and it cool at the WTO. They don't give a shit about the WTO and they would happily attack it later on what it is. Is this an attempt for them? It's a way for them to pretend that everything is on the control that everything is rules based that everything is normal under a no deal scenario. When an actual fact it isn't. It's done is a very, very long you're taken to fool to that level from having the kind of relationship that we have right now with e I suspect returning to the subject ov- over enjoyed the shit weighty quite fun. That was glowing. But it's almost the end of the show. We're going to try something quick fuel emails. We really need a jingle, this you'll read miles. This is listen to David Mongol. What's your emails? Hey, onto your Email, your Email, she'll yes, exactly this. We'll continue segment. We call put your emails. This is listening. David Mongol he's in Singapore and Hebron's. He the us fix us sound levels an anyway. It was mixed. David says it drives me crazy when Brexit has casually compay, UK post Brexit to Singapore. You could not get a mole far, fetched comparison as usual. They focus on the one side or something. They like low tax strict immigration at ignore the other stuff that they would never dream of doing Britain, like high-quality public housing, a seats at the top table for the trade unions, the decades of conscious nation building the huge Riggott and fuller planning that goes into everything the government does, and they seem to forget Lee Kuan Yew was a labor party supporter not to mention Singapore things where manfully leaving a you and the consciously trying to create an EU lights in as an while. The Brexit mall by talk about Singapore's muddle. They have no idea of how to get the world Singapore hat illegal on you on what the UK also lead lacks now is high quality leadership, a plan and determination. Five points I think is unfil- Jilin's in Germany says, I must take issue with your summary dismissal of ide- schemes. Probably pointed at me and sell it up. I was Goodyear pins. You will know the phrase slump puppy, which in France is synonymous with illegal immigrants. The fact is that in particular and windros generation, there are some happy literally without papers who are one hundred percent, legal residents of Britain. Indeed, British citizens. I find that gobsmack king. It seems to me that the home office just doesn't have the tools that it would need to work as a more than administration. The most basic tool would be some form of ID number. This does not have to be an ID card. For example, Americans do not have to carry ID, but they do have a social security number which has moved into a universal personal ID number knee association of an idea scheme with 'cause implicitly with the requirement to carry them at all times is not helpful. An ID scheme would have helped the windros generation. If all legal systems were registered with your thirties, a system where some might in fact be Bush is just bunkers of your emails. If you want to have your say on what we talk about on the show, then please do Email info, remained x dot com..
"lee kuan yew" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"The carpet you when kim jong own went to singapore and when he saw the magnificent infrastructure of singapore beautiful city state built like no other he really wasn't spot because if you know the backstory singapore and i forget the guy's name but he was the people call them the benevolent dictator the the key leaders singapore who built singapore from a backwater fishing village into the meritocracy that is today into the into the commercial and banking power hub that it is today and that is inspiration kim jong on stands on the cusp of history of turning face he was a guy named how lee kuan yew was that's it that's right he has a chance of being the next you he has a chance of of of of turning north korea around and we gotta remember this kid loves basketball where do you get that love basketball well he's always follow the bold he's a big fan of the chicago bulls big michael jordan denis rodman loves data centers rodney and where do you spend time in school while he spent the schooling here's what's one so influence with western things in western style and western ideals he gets it so if he could bring this the people will look at him like a hero and i think a little bit of that has started to rub off on them we'll see where this goes but it's still a far better situation than what it was before trump started intervening in this whole hot sun that's a good thing go hotspot the is what about iran that's the next spot iran's gonna die the place yeah yeah that's that's the.
"lee kuan yew" Discussed on KSRO
"This this shouldn't be brushed under the carpet here when kim jong old went to singapore and when he saw the magnificent infrastructure of singapore a beautiful city state built like no other he really wasn't spot because if you know the bachelor singapore and i forget the guy's name but he was the all the benevolent dictator the the key leaders singapore who built singapore from a backwater fishing village into the meritocracy that it is today into the into the commercial and banking power hub that it is today and that is just kim jong on stance on the cusp of history of turning face he was a guy named how lee kuan yew was his that's it that's right he has a chance of being the next quanyou he has a chance of of of turning north korea around and we gotta remember this kid loves basketball where do you get that love basketball well he's always follow the bold he's a big fan of the chicago bulls big of michael jordan loves dennis rodman loves dallas senate's rodney and where do you spend time at school well he spent his schooling years switzerland influence with western things and western style and western ideals he gets it so if he could bring this the people will look at him like a hero and i think a little bit of that has started to rub off on them we'll see where this goes but it's still a far better situation than what was before trump started intervening in this hot sun that's a good thing the hotspot the is what about iran that's the next spot iran's gonna ban the place yeah yeah that's that's that's the.
"lee kuan yew" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190
"Reunification where i have a view that gradually if you do open the demilitarized zone allow it to be more fluid border have a removal of sanctions have the kind of industrial activity the industrial parks and so forth between them then you would have a quasi unified the country you'd still have to separate countries for quite a while but you have to functional capitals if you will with young yang administering if you will all of the rehabilitation that needs to happen in the northern provinces of this more or less united country indicates that east and west germany was exactly one year the date of birth john wall fell on november nine hundred eighty nine till their day reunification october third nineteen ninety s about a year in this case i foresee a a sort of north and south korea coexisting with a relatively open border integrating their currencies and other kinds of institutions finding ways for their militaries to dialogue by the way this of course the best case scenario and having a two capitals that will probably take go last four five years if not longer before you could actually imagine a day where you have one unified korean states really appreciate your time this morning a senior research fellow at the lee kuan yew school of public policy will be back with you shortly as we stay of course close to the ground or the latest liberations around this trump and kim jong un summits to get let's get your pretty what else is coming up we'll talk about next week's opec meeting that's looming and the fallout though saudi arabia on the cards iraq is the latest disagree with the kingdom's production plants have the latest on that front but i'm next darker by the day christine lagarde warns risks to the global economy are increasing following the acrimonious seven meeting this is bloomberg remember when getting the latest business tech and market news required a lot of hard work how much of the growth is coming from overseas is this something that the market should begin to discount which next big thing technologies are hype which should we be investing in we can't either a lot of interesting things going on in fintech what is your team doing differently so few agree with you what are they get one wall street listens the world listens bloomberg radio the bloomberg radio plus app and bloombergradio dot com remember when getting the latest business tech and.
"lee kuan yew" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190
"The case of east and west germany was exactly one year from the date of birth john wall fell on november nine hundred ninety nine till the day reunification october third nineteen ninety s about a year in this case i foresee a sort of a north and south korea coexisting with a relatively open border integrating their currencies and other kinds of institutions finding ways for their militaries to dialogue of by the way the best case scenario and having two capitals that will probably take go last four five years if not longer before you could actually imagine a day where you have one unified korean states parague really appreciate your time this morning a senior research fellow at the lee kuan yew school of public policy von will be back with you shortly as we stay of course close to the ground or the latest liberations around this trump and kim jong un summits to get let's get you pretty what else is coming up we'll talk about next week's opec meeting that's looming and is a fallout over saudi arabia on the cards iraq is the latest disagree with the king of production plans have the latest on that front but darker by today christine lagarde warns risks to the global economy are increasing following the acrimonious g seven meeting this is bloomberg i remember when getting the latest business tech and market news required a lot of hard work how much of the growth is coming from overseas is this something that the market should begin to discount which next big thing technologies are hype which should we be investing in we can't either a lot of interesting things going on in fintech what is your team doing differently so few agree with you what are they get one wall street listens the world listens bloomberg radio the bloomberg radio plus app and bloombergradio dot com remember when getting the latest business tech and.
"lee kuan yew" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The northern provinces of this more or less united country indicates that east and west germany was exactly one year in the day the birla lynn wall fell on november nine hundred eighty nine till their day reunification october third nineteen ninety s about a year in this case i foresee a a sort of north and south korea coexisting with a relatively open border integrating their currencies and other kinds of institutions finding ways for their militaries to dialogue by the way the best case scenario and have two capitals that will probably take go last four five years if not longer before you could actually imagine a day where you have one unified korean states iraq really appreciate your time this morning a senior research fellow at the lee kuan yew school of public policy yvonne we'll be back with you shortly as we stay of course close to the ground or the latest deliberations around this trump and kim jong un summits get let's get you pretty what else is coming up we'll talk about next week's opec meeting that's looming and is a fallout over saudi arabia on the cars rock is the latest disagreed with the kingdom's production plants have the latest on that front but i'm next darker by the day christine lagarde warns risks to the global economy are increasing following the acrimonious g seven meeting this is bloomberg remember when getting the latest business tech and market news required a lot of hard work how much of the growth is coming from overseas is this something that the market should begin to discount which next big thing technologies are hype which should we be investing in we can't either a lot of interesting things going on in fintech what is your team doing differently so few agree with you what did they get one wall street listens the world listens bloomberg radio the bloomberg radio plus app and bloombergradio dot com remember when getting the.
"lee kuan yew" Discussed on The Rich Roll Podcast
"That's because lee kwan yew knows that given their values of of elder veneration you're going to take care of your parents that they live nearby and yours incentivized to do so yeah which is such a foreign concept from our cultural of envy of warehouse he'd our our parents in a retirement home the other very clever thing they do if if you want to consume imported luxury sykes was chocolate or electronic sru jewelry there's a very high value added tax disincentivize is a consumption consumption by the way the happiness valuable wears out very quickly but the anti no matter who you are no matter where you live in the world in order to have happiness you need food shelter health their healthcare some education some ability and you have to be able to treat yourself once in a while so after that the effect of money unhappiness starts to where all very quickly well lee kuan yew's made it very easy for everybody to have that the minimum five or six things for happiness and no matter if you are a work at a food stand or sweep the streets are queen a public lavatories is long as you make an effort to work you're gonna make enough money to cover your needs those five or six things they call it instead of a welfare it's called workfare so they'll top up your wages so you get this minimum right and same thing in denmark right.
"lee kuan yew" Discussed on KHNR 690AM
"Absolutely so my tudor when this will uh lee kwan yew founder and building singapore he said about the pig this man has earned in his so so we should not underestimated i have to tell you is an aside i i oversaw the construction of the nixon library for former president nixon he had thirteen people cast in bronze for his library one of them was lee kuan yew because he admired him so much and i was unaware of your biography of lee kuan yew after going read that now but i want to jump to the fore imperatives i'm going to give away a little bit of the end i can't i can't can dance of book in a segment but i want people to know you say we have to clarify our vital interests we have to actually understand what china is trying to do we have to quote due strategy which i want to emphasize thank god for secretary of defense mattis and number four we have to make a domestic challenges central for both china and the united states if we are to avoid the dis trap people can read destined for war by themselves but would you explain what do strategy means i'm glad that you had the courage the nixon put you in the in the pantheon i data lee kuan yew was a global strategist the global strategies so what is means do strategy in washington today strategy is up almost a police were oh guests will come with a strategy is i tell you what i want and i say that because tragedy bill clinton at one stage said about strategy oh it's like his lead strategy illegal two stooges improvisation because things change so fast and as i say president obama will the smartest of air compressors legal going the dumbest state but it's when he said we don't need george kennedy nor so george kennan for your listeners on one of the key architects of the cold war so what strategy means is understanding first quarter.