October 20, 2022
The world economy is faced with converging crises – high debt levels, food and fuel inflation, weakening currencies, and a climate emergency that makes the planet’s very future uncertain. It’s a perfect storm for everyone, but it is having a disproportionate impact on poor countries and their poor populations.
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 […]
September 21, 2021
The Marcos administration was notorious for world-beating cronyism and corruption. But this is not enough to fully explain the worst economic collapse in Philippine history and continued decline long after the dictatorship was overthrown.
August 5, 2021
Sustainable Development Goal 17 (Partnerships for the Goals) is crucial as it defines the means of implementation and the global partnerships and cooperation that may have to be revitalized to realize the rest of the SDGs. One of the SDG 17 targets pertains to strengthening aid and financial resources, in particular official development assistance commitments. But why is ODA to the Philippines crowding into infrastructure?
January 3, 2021
No matter how bad things were last year, civic action kept our hopes high
December 25, 2020
Analysis | The planet’s richest 30 billionaires now own more than the poorest four billion people or over half of the world’s population combined. The world economy is ending 2020 on a bleak note for billions of the working people everywhere.
November 1, 2020
Features | We may survive the pandemic, but we are headed towards even greater downward pressure on wages and working conditions amid greater repression of organized labor. We are headed towards increasing compulsion of capitalists to seek rapid growth at all costs, including environmental and social costs.
July 25, 2020
PRAYMER | Sa paraan ng pagharap ng gobyernong Duterte sa COVID-19, tumampok ang maka-dayuhan, maka-negosyo, awtoritaryan at pansariling tunguhin ng rehimen sa gitna ng pinakamalalang krisis na kinakaharap ng bansa.
January 1, 2020
Protests against corruption, unemployment and indecent wages, lack of services, and policies undermining people’s socio-economic and democratic rights; trade wars between the world’s superpowers; and culprits’ lack of accountability to address climate change, took the global center stage in the passing year. In the Philippines, blatant military and police attacks on the poor, the basic […]