What makes Singapore so successful?

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    Singapore has one of the highest per capita GDPs in the world. With a population of 5.6 million people, they have about 900 homeless. Los Angeles, with a population of 3.9 million, has about 50,000. They are at or near the top in education. Their crime rate is so low, many of the stores have no security against shop lifting and do not even lock their doors.

    Here is their GDP from: List of countries by GDP (PPP) per capita - Wikipedia
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    "In 2016, the island nation’s police reported 135 total days without any crimes including snatch-theft, house break-ins and robbery. That low crime rate means many small businesses enjoy little concern about shoplifting.

    In fact, as CNBC recently observed, many local businesses take few precautions when closing shop at night.

    For instance, in the ground floor lobby of a mixed-use building in the downtown business district, many shops don’t have windows, locks — or even doors."

    How many American cities with a population of 5.6 million have 135 days in a year with NO crimes reported?

    Also, look at Singapore.

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    Also, when I googled "Singapore shitting in streets", I found zero matching results.
     
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    Singapore does not incarcerate for low level crimes. They use caning and whipping instead. Drug crimes are all death penalty offenses. Immigration is almost non existent. The mentally ill are hospitalized whether they want it or not.
     
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    And if Singapore were 50 times bigger, it would likely have a more complex reality.
     
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    Economic freedom has a lot to do with it. They're ranked #2 in the world for it, right behind Hong Kong, which the left in China is trying to destroy.
     
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    From what I am reading, it seems like someone would get caned if they dropped their pants and took a crap on the sidewalk. In grade schools, kids are caned for not doing their homework or disrespecting their teacher.
     
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    From what I am reading, they have a small border area, which they rigorously patrol, and it is basically all legal immigration and they are VERY SELECTIVE about who they let in regarding criminal record and marketable skills.
     
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    Yup. American Catholic schools used to do the same in more civilized times.
     
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    The students and foreign workers will likely go home. Immigrants to Singapore do not get much of a break and lawbreakers are harshly dealt with.
     
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    manufacturing

    Singapore's largest industry by far is the manufacturing sector, which contributes 20%-25% of the country's annual GDP. Key industry clusters in Singapore's manufacturing include electronics, chemicals, biomedical sciences, logistics and transport engineering.

    What makes the Singapore economy tick ... - GuideMeSingapore

    https://www.guidemesingapore.com › incorporation › why-singapore › singa...
     

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