View Full Version : Japan and Singapore are the Highest developed Countries in East Asia in 2016

03-21-2017, 10:56 PM
Congrats to

SINGAPORE higest Human Development Index in East Asia ... singapore it's the true Finacial asian Tiger
JAPAN highest Inequality Adjusted HDI in East Asia .. moral winner is japan wich is not a financial-city state but a standard country

03-21-2017, 11:14 PM
I consider Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and China to be a testament to the 'authoritarian advantage' postulated by the political scientist Seymour Martin Lipset, i.e. that authoritarian governments are more capable of delivering rapid economic and human development than democratic governments, particularly in underdeveloped countries.

Japan did have a democratic government, but it was one that granted itself relatively great powers and engaged in economic planning. Japan also had the advantage of starting out with a more educated and skilled population.

03-22-2017, 03:47 AM
Yeah, but China's going to win it all. No doubt about it.