Not all monsters are born equal

Everybody’s a little bit elitist

When society’s brightest and most able think that they made good because they are inherently superior and entitled to their success; when they do not credit their good fortune also to birth and circumstance; when economic inequality gives rise to social immobility and a growing social distance between the winners of meritocracy and the masses; and when the winners seek to cement their membership of a social class that is distinct from, exclusive, and not representative of Singapore society — that is elitism. Well said, Mr Goh Chok Tong, in this recent speech to alumni of Raffles Institution. Some argue…