Economic Sustainability in Authoritarian Systems Chee Soon Juan


May 15, 2013

Singaporean opposition leader Chee Soon Juan argues that the economic growth of his nation was made possible by foreign investors who choose to invest in countries like his because the authoritarian regime limits the rights of workers in favor of businesses. He believes that inclusive institutions such as the right to criticism and dissent are essential to sustainable progress, and that economic development cannot be separated from political and social freedoms.