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The tyrant called greed

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Greed is desire—rapacious, wanting that knows no bounds. Greed rules through “elite” groups taking control of society at large, or segments of it. The manifestations of greed are many and multifaceted.

Posted: May 24th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Un-Filipino’ leaders make students worry

The pork barrel scam is an issue that is widely talked about in the news nowadays and we, as high school students, would like to share our individual and collective thoughts on the matter:

Posted: September 12th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

No end yet for unbridled greed; watch out for guns, gold

It used to be thought that with its finite resources the world cannot support its expanding population, but now undisputed—except by the uninformed and the guilty—is the fact that there is enough for every man’s needs but not enough for every man’s greed. This applies worldwide, even in the United States and Wall Street. “Bato-bato sa langit, ang tamaan huwag magagalit.”

Posted: January 28th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

A sociology of scams

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Scams tell us a lot about the nature of our society—more than about the gullibility, greed, or ignorance of our people. Sociologists try to understand how these criminal schemes work, not by figuring out the motives and interests of the individuals they victimize, but by determining the types of social relationships they are able to tap. Moral terms like gullibility and greed contain no analytic value. But, the degree to which communications in a society like ours remain undifferentiated may explain why scam victims are quick to entrust their money to swindlers with no economic credentials or record.

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Greed, need, ignorance and stupidity

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On the part of the schemers-scammers it was, above all, greed. But on the part of the victims, it could be all or some of the above.

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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