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From jungle to juggernaut: How Singapore pulled off its economic miracle Add to ...

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Lee Kuan Yew, who died on Sunday, transformed Singapore from a poor, malaria-ridden patch of Malaysian jungle into a gaudy air-conditioned showpiece of capitalism with a standard of living higher than Canada’s.

So why can’t other countries – such as Greece, for instance – just copy Mr. Lee’s model and perform similar magic?

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