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Flip the pyramid

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In a world of immeasurable resources, two thirds of its population is poor. How natural abundance and shocking scarcity co-exist is mind-boggling. In this context, it surely seems that man cannot manage mankind.

Posted: September 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

The face of Philippine politics

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The facts are glaring. In the Philippines, politics is always about the glamour of public office.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The likelihood of a British exit from the EU

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As a result of various ostensibly minor issues, the likelihood of a British exit seems to be increasing—which fundamentally alters the importance of the vote in Scotland.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The BRICS and the Philippines

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BRICS, as is well known, was a name coined by Goldman Sachs analyst Jim O’Neill years ago to refer to promising emerging markets for finance capital that would extend the boom of the global economy in the first decade of the 21st century. But one can say that even if O’Neill had not invented the name, the BRICS would have emerged as a conscious formation of big, rapidly developing countries with an ambivalent relationship to the traditional center economies of Europe and the United States.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Viewpoints | Read More »

Taxes: Tribute or patriotic contribution

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For several months, I have been reading the news about the tax reform bill being pushed by some senators, most notably of all, Sen. Sonny Angara. He has been explaining the more important reasons why he is after the proposed reforms that actually reduce the taxes of most Filipinos in the working class. I know he will have more than enough support in his advocacy.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

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