Singapore for Singaporeans

This is a story that would be easily missed, so check out how Singapore is protecting its workers against immigration. Something for us to think about here.

Obviously US citizens should always be prioritized for jobs within the United States ahead of foreigners. Moreover, companies should not hire from the outside before they have promoted from within.

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About Ted Rall

Ted Rall is the political cartoonist at, editor-in-chief of, a graphic novelist and author of many books of art and prose, and an occasional war correspondent. He is the author of the biography "Trump," to be published in July 2016.

4 thoughts on “Singapore for Singaporeans

  1. Singapore’s policy is no different in spirit than U.S. policy, though it may be more effective in practice.

    The U.S. has no real difficulty creating new jobs. It chooses not to do so. The fact that it doesn’t create or prefer citizens for more professional jobs is just a subset of this policy, and that policy is the biggest issue here.

  2. Huh? What kind of jobs are you talking about in the USA? I know that a lot of Americans don’t want to work out in the fields picking crops for 12 hours a to earn a pittance, and that a lot of other hard labor jobs are also performed by immigrants for extremely low wages.
    As for a good job, like an engineer for Honeywell, the company is required to post the add and to consider American citizen respondents first – so I think these “Singapore requirements” already exist in the US.
    To get around this requirement, Honeywell routinely writes the job requirements in such a way that it targets “wanna-be-immigrants” ( have to have particular knowledge or experience that only the foreign applicant can satisfy ). It turns out real nice when they can use the employment to acquire a work-visa for the immigrant, and until the immigrant can establish themselves in the US, Honeywell can hold the employment over the applicant’s head as a reason to be in the USA.
    It works out real nice for companies in that they can pay experienced qualified people from overseas lower starting wages, know that the employees will “tow the line” while they are allowed to be in the USA under the work Visa requirements, and effectively not have to hire American citizens ( who might actually be qualified if the job requirements were actuall true )at the same time.

  3. Once again, we see that for Ted — the state is never too powerful. The state must control everything, everybody, no exceptions. So sayeth the statist.

    Anyone that would like to live under a Singapore-style government like Ted, would do well to read the classic piece: “Singapore: “Disneyland with the Death Penalty” before gleefully endorsing the the fascist state control Ted craves.

    “It’s like an entire country run by Jeffrey Katzenberg, under the motto ‘Be happy or I’ll kill you.'”

    Thanks, but no thanks.

    • @Ex, Clearly you did not pay close attention to my column. In no way shape or form did I say or imply that I trust the state. In fact, I am explicitly stated the opposite. However, when I was really trying to get that was my amusement over the fact that the government kowtows to the idea that what happens to dead bodies is somehow sacred. America is a death cult. I was just trying to point that out as part of my continuing campaign. Sorry you missed it.

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