Tony Benn lists five questions we should ask any powerful person:
What power have you got?
Where did you get it from?
In whose interests do you use it?
To whom are you accountable?
How do we get rid of you?"
Also worth a read, Seah Chiang Nee on Why We Need a Democratic Party.
When the US House of Representatives first rejected the $700b rescue package, I couldn’t help wondering what Singapore would have done under similar circumstances.
It took me a whole few seconds to conclude that the ruling People’s Action Party would have done pretty much what the Republicans did.
It would have rushed to save the major corporations – particularly the government-linked corporations (GLCs) - in order "to save the economy from collapsing".