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Sharing Prosperity with Employees
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April 8, 2024
The economist Arthur Pigou explained in his seminal “The Economics of Welfare” that in a competitive market, workers would be paid an amount equivalent to their marginal contribution to production. However, when market conditions deviate from perfect competition, workers could be exploited by being paid...
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The Nexus between Food Insecurity and National Security
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April 1, 2024
Here’s the big picture. We are food insecure and at grave risk. By our own hand, we’ve posed a profound threat to national security. The complex relationship between food insecurity and national security has tremendous economic, social and political implications on our well-being, stability and...
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Rethinking Mobility: Embracing Mass Transit over Elevated Toll Roads
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March 25, 2024
Traffic congestion has long been the bane of Metro Manila commuters and motorists alike, particularly along Edsa. As authorities search for solutions to alleviate this gridlock, proposals for elevated toll roads have surfaced. Having elevated toll roads is a quick fix that may offer traffic...
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Our ‘bayanihan’ will propel business as a force for good
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March 18, 2024
Last November, on the occasion of Phinma’s 67th anniversary, we signed an agreement with De La Salle University’s (DLSU) Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business to build the Phinma-DLSU Center for Business and Society. I would like to think that we have become one...
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Shared prosperity as a Filipino way of life
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March 11, 2024
The Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) is determined to make a difference in the life of the nation. Among its five major pursuits in 2024 is Shared prosperity (SP), a deeply relevant aspiration in a country where 47 percent of families said they felt...
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The failed promise of trickle-down economics
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March 4, 2024
The Philippine economic development strategies have historically been focused on gross domestic product (GDP) growth, primarily through investment in infrastructure, big-ticket investment projects and showcase industrial ventures. While economic policy is the prime responsibility of government in most countries, in capitalistic economies like ours, the...
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Personal governance and Dream Philippines 2046
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February 26, 2024
In continuation of my article featured last Jan. 15, 2024, the second and final phase of crafting and executing a person’s Plan of Life involves the building of that person’s personal balanced scorecard. A big majority of strategic plans (whether country, government agencies, business and...
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Philippine political dynasties: Boon or bane?
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February 19, 2024
For decades now, the Philippines has been, no doubt, under dynastic governance. Political dynasties have dominated the country’s political milieu in most of its regions since the 1960s. Ateneo de Manila University Dean Ronald Mendoza defines political dynasty as a situation wherein members of the...
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Slaying the Metro Manila traffic monster
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February 12, 2024
The title of Manila having the worst traffic in the world, conferred by a global traffic monitoring firm, is affirmation of a known fact that has greatly cost the economy and damaged the welfare of the people. The solution to the severe bus transportation problem...
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