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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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