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Why is foreign investment so low? It’s the lowest compared to our neighbors, yet we have as much or more to offer.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Economic nationalism: voices from the past

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The Filipino nation was born, at the turn of the 20th century, in the era of capitalist expansionism. A phenomenon peculiar to capitalism is capital accumulation, or the tendency of capitalist firms to get bigger and bigger. In Britain, the United States and Europe, where the capitalist mode of production took root, the monopolies and other great corporate combines had become dominant. The home market was not large enough for them, and they were compelled to turn overseas, first to seek expanded markets for the products of their industries, and, having accumulated more funds than ever, export capital itself, to create more capital and profit. In these ventures, they had the support of their governments.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Act on the facts

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I’ve always believed that you make better decisions when you face facts. Let’s start with this headline in BusinessWorld last Sept. 5: “Philippines found among most restrictive.”

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The economy grew—so what?

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Betterment of economic wellbeing requires the pie to grow faster than the number of people it serves. In the past year, the Philippine population grew from 98.0 million to 99.7 million.

Posted: September 6th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Not worth the brag

Two economic stories highlighted the past week—one, the stellar growth of the country’s gross domestic product or GDP; the other, the 50 Filipino families and individuals in the Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest for 2014.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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  • Sports

  • Pressure builds after Pacquiao win for Mayweather
  • Pacquiao outclasses rival in title bout
  • Filipino pride surges anew
  • Texters blast Energy; Hotshots edge Bolts
  • Azkals on top as rivals draw
  • Lifestyle

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  • El Hogar demolition ‘imminent,’ heritage advocates warn
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  • León’s Kingly Treasures Auction features exquisite antiques
  • Physician-sculptor finds beauty in nature’s flaws
  • Entertainment

  • Cinematic PH tour via Indie Bravo!-Fully Booked fest
  • Proudly Filipino ‘Priscilla’ back after hit Singapore run
  • The transformation of Timmy Cruz
  • Revisiting ‘Penthouse Live’
  • ‘Chicago’ as tribute to a beloved mentor
  • Business

  • Gov’t set to rebid Calax in mid-2015
  • AirAsia eyes additional South Korea flights, opposed
  • Banks’ profitability seen to improve in coming year
  • Banks to adopt new technology on credit cards
  • Bill threatens PH commercial fishing sector
  • Technology

  • Kidnappers scanning social networks for potential victims – PNP
  • Netizens cheer Pacquiao win, tell Mayweather ‘you’re next’
  • Facebook ‘newspaper’ spells trouble for media
  • Biotechnology for a better life for Filipinos explained
  • App linking overseas Filipinos to homeland launched in D.C.
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, November 24, 2014
  • Justice as tragedy
  • PH has slowest justice system in the world
  • Random thoughts
  • The Sunni arc of instability
  • Global Nation

  • Japanese ‘samurai’ who fled to PH may be made a saint
  • Taiwanese boat crew faces smuggle raps
  • Christmas comes early in Macau
  • Fil-Ams, immigrants hail Obama’s exec order, seek more inclusive reform
  • Francisco retail workers may get a bill of rights
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