Rest in peace Mr. Lee Kuan Yew.
Modern day Singapore would not exist without this extraordinary man. Just like America's founding fathers, he was willing to do some of the hard things that make a nation prosperous. Free markets, capitalism, anti-welfare, and no minimum wage helped Singapore prosper. Despite the lack of individual liberty for Singaporeans, the man understood free markets and capitalism and his economic policies were the reason he was able to turn Singapore from a third world country into a first world country in a matter of a few decades. He elevated the lifestyles of all Singaporeans significantly.