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.

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

2021 Yearstarter: Solving the pandemic crisis

February 21, 2021

The Philippines has the worst performing economy in ASEAN and is set to have the worst performing to as far away as South Asia and the rest of East Asia