October 8, 2022
The first 100 days are arguably the most crucial moment to make a break from the past – not just from the past administration but from poverty, inequality and underdevelopment. The Marcos Jr administration failed to do anything with this moment and, if anything, confirmed that it is unable to even imagine any real fundamental change.
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 […]
July 2, 2022
Marcos Jr has not been very specific about his plans for the economy. Still, it is already clear that his administration will continue the Duterte legacy and failed neoliberal policies instead of reforming them.
July 1, 2022
June 30, 2022
As the next president is inaugurated and the new administration is ushered in, new policies are desperately needed to fix old economic problems that worsened under the Duterte administration.
February 25, 2022
The Marcos years were an unmitigated tragedy and having its unrepentant vestiges in the political scene is an affirmation of how much still needs to be done to overturn elite and undemocratic rule. The grip of neoliberalism on the country which started under Marcos needs to be underscored as its real economic legacy for the […]
February 25, 2022
Marcos years were not a golden era for the Philippine economy. Neoliberal policies the dictator aggressively pushed were what choked the local economy. These same policies keep the country backward and underdeveloped to date.
December 17, 2021
Economic policies determine economic outcomes – and the Philippine economy is the way it is by design, not by accident.
October 12, 2021
Environmental scientists, economists, academics and social movements have been talking about “degrowth” as an approach in dealing with the climate crisis. The concept makes perfect sense, but it has provoked doubts and objections, even among well-meaning environmentalists.