The Filipino People’s Water Code
March 23, 2023
Water is life. More than anything else, people need water to physically survive. Further, people need water for a better quality of life – for sanitation, for food production, for production of basic needs, for leisure, and more. The Philippines has abundant water resources, much more than Thailand, China, or India. Access to potable water […]
Marcos-Duterte 2023: Patong-patong na Problema
February 12, 2023
Walang bagong direksyon ang ekonomiya sa ilalim ni Bongbong Marcos, at ito ang yayanig sa kaniyang walang-tibay na pamamahala.
What the Marcos Dictatorship Really Did to the Economy
September 24, 2022
The Marcos regime’s extreme cronyism and corruption is commonly blamed. However, the steady shift to neoliberal economic policies is weightier in explaining the depth of collapse in the early 1980s and the subsequent lost decades of development. The article “What the Marcos Dictatorship Really Did to the Economy” is a contribution to the Tanggol Kasaysayan […]
Our destructive foreign investment fetish
March 28, 2022
Is foreign direct investment the magic bullet for development that it is so often made out to be? Not really, if we look at the Philippine experience with unjaundiced eyes.
Halalan 2022: Ang paghahangad ng bagong ekonomiya
February 17, 2022
Gumugulong na ang kampanyang elektoral para sa Halalan 2022. Umiingay na ang mga kandidato sa kanilang mga planong gawin para sa bayan. Pero hindi maitatanggi na magiging napakalaking hamon para sa susunod na presidente at administrasyon ang pag-kumpuni ng iniwang krisis ng gobyernong Duterte. Hindi ito magiging madali. Dinaranas ng mamamayan ang masahol na kalagayan. […]
Yearstarter 2022: Out with the old, seeking the new
February 5, 2022
The next administration will not only have to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of the Duterte administration’s COVID-19 response. It will also have to fix many things going wrong with the economy even before the pandemic hit.
Fixing PH neoliberal economics: What is to be done?
December 28, 2021
Neoliberal PH underdevelopment
December 17, 2021
Economic policies determine economic outcomes – and the Philippine economy is the way it is by design, not by accident.
Challenge for the new administration: Fixing the Philippine Economy
November 24, 2021
An occasional discussion paper on various socio-economic policies