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The Singapore Freeport as Schrödinger’s Cat

Can we think of offshore economies as a way of understanding global infrastructures and the narratives that support them? Often used with respect to foreign banks, corporations, investments and deposits, offshore is a concept and a privileged structure of ‘otherness' that can speak to an independent legal, political zone or outlying subsidiary of the state that addresses deficiencies in centers of power. This is an image of a cat in a box of chrome gloss, luxury sheen, the aesthetic of manufactured value.