August 15, 2023
Growing billionaire wealth amid increasing poverty, worsening joblessness, and stagnant wages shows that it’s high time for the Marcos Jr administration to heed calls for a wealth tax on the country’s billionaires.
January 19, 2023
A higher consumption tax on luxury goods is desirable but is not a substitute for a wealth tax which can raise far more revenues for social and economic development.
May 26, 2022
The DOF’s proposed new taxes for the incoming administration are for paying off the Duterte government’s relentless borrowing for its infrastructure and debt servicing fetish, not for much-needed COVID-19 response.
January 22, 2022
The national government deficit and debt are historically large amounts and so easy to raise alarms about. But if current borrowing is used productively, this debt burden is actually not necessarily unmanageable.
September 29, 2021
July 26, 2021
February 15, 2021