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Does Chan Chun Sing not know the difference between basic needs and wants?

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11.07.2018

In an address to Parliament by Minister for Trade and Industry, Chan Chun Sing, he stated that "different groups of Singaporeans have different concerns". He went on to say that “no single measure will express an individual’s ‘cost of living’ pressures fully, given the different needs and wants, the evolving aspirations and the potential gap between aspirations and anticipated means.”

While I have no doubt that different groups of people want different things, I think that Chan has failed to touch on a very fundamental point. There are wants and then there are needs. There are certain things that are so basic that........

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