Economic Prosperity at All Cost?: A letter published in The Straits Times on the 24th of June, 2003. I write about how the economy and economic prosperity should not take precedence over everything else when it comes to government policies. In addition, I distinguish between liberalization in the political and economic realm. While the former is good, leaving everything up to the market – economic liberalization – ought not to be blindly pursued as the government still ought to help the poor and losers due to globalization.