Immigration is Not the Answer
That didn't take as long as I expected. Singapore, as I've stated before, is my favourite place on Earth. I have a long history with that island nation. I have family ties to it. I love going back there. And I can verify every single word of that Bloomberg article.
Singapore's government basically tried immigrating their way out of their population problem. Singaporeans weren't having babies, due in no small part to the one-child policies put in place during the first 30 years of the country's history. And now they're beginning to realise that this is a spectacularly stupid idea.
Whenever I go back to Singapore, I have a hard time recognising the place. The entire island is basically one giant construction site these days. While I love to see the progress and the growth, I know full well that a lot of that growth is artificial. The influx of foreigners into Singapore has not been a net boon for the island. The values that created Singapore are not shared by those foreigners- an outcome that anyone living in America's Southern states could have told you all about. The things that make Singapore special- an open economy, low taxes, a great environment for doing business, a hyper-efficient public infrastructure- will be degraded and destroyed by the deliberate strategy on the part of the government to grow their way out of their problem using shortcuts.
This is a lesson that America needs to learn also, and fast. Counting on Hispanic and Islamic immigrants to grow your way out of trouble is a fool's gambit. It's not going to work, and the end result will be a divided country where the Constitution will mean even less than the paper it's printed on.