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Growing danger of conflict?

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Within Southeast Asia, the Philippines is not the country most susceptible to violent conflict—that distinction belongs to Myanmar (Burma)—but is the one where the danger of conflict has grown the most in the last year, and also grown the most in the last decade.

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The Democracy Index

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Democracy, like human development, is something that matters. Furthermore, democracy is not an either-or, black-or-white, but has degrees, of greater or lesser magnitude. In other words, it can be measured by an index, just as human development is measured by the Human Development Index (see “Lagging behind in Southeast Asia,” Opinion, 10/25/2014).

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Discontent in America

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“A fresh blast of discontent reshapes the political order” is how the multiawarded pollster Gary Langer titled his blog last Wednesday, analyzing the exit poll of his company Langer Research Associates for ABC News on the 2014 midterm elections in the United States (http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/11/a-fresh-blast-of-discontent-reshapes-the-political-order/).

Posted: November 8th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

No inclusivity yet

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In the phrase “inclusive growth,” the key word is “inclusive,” not “growth.” Unless economic growth is inclusive, meaning that it benefits the lower classes, let us not make so much propaganda about it.

Posted: November 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Lagging behind in Southeast Asia

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Let us open our eyes to the fact that Human Development in our country has been very weak, for several decades. I capitalize Human Development here because I use the Human Development Index (HDI), a branded annual statistic of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The new Human Development Report, released on July 24, 2014, […]

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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